Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the closure of all viewing and event centres across the state as part of preventive measures to curtail further spread of COVID-19.
The governor also directed all civil servants to stay at home till further notice.
Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba in a statement on Monday said the measure was part of decision arrived at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Africa House, Kano.
The commissioner, however, explained that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the ban.
The commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders that included the Ulama to ensuring compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.
He said the government has directed security agents who were part of the stakeholders meeting to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.