Kaduna state government has temporarily relaxed the 24-hour restriction of movement, which was imposed throughout the state to check the spread of COVID-19.
In a state broadcast on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, said that the curfew would be eased from 3pm on Tuesday to midnight on Wednesday.
Dr. Balarabe said that the measure is to enable people stock up on food and other essentials.
According to her, “Subsequently, the restriction of movement will be lifted every Tuesday and Wednesday. Traders in food and other essentials will open their shops on these two days.”
Dr. Balarabe, who apologized for the inconvenience that the restriction of movement has caused, said the decision was taken because of the extraordinary times which was brought about by COVID-19.
The Deputy Governor appealed to the people of the state to still observe social distancing, avoid crowded places, and to wash their hands regularly.
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