Niger extends lockdown by two weeks

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Thursday prolonged the Covid-19 Preventive, Containment and Emergency Order by two weeks.

Ahmed Matane, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19 Pandemic, made this identified in an announcement.

Bello mentioned the extension of the lockdown was because of the rise within the confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the state.

The governor urged residents to stick strictly to the protection protocols reminiscent of obligatory carrying of face masks in public locations and observance of social distancing.

Others are common hand washing with cleaning soap underneath working water, utility of hand sanitisers and staying at dwelling as suggested by well being staff.

Bello additionally warned that there ought to be no human and vehicular actions throughout the lock-down days, besides these on important duties.

He mentioned that the three days window interval of Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays stay.

The governor mentioned that motion inside border areas stay restricted and authorities would proceed to watch state of affairs on the border zones.

“Public and Private Schools in addition to Tertiary Institutions stay closed whereas social actions that contain greater than twenty folks stand prohibited,” Bello mentioned.

He mentioned the operations of economic bikes popularly often called Okada stay banned whereas different business automobiles to abide by the Ministry of Transport pointers.

The governor urged residents to help his administration’s good intentions of preserving everybody secure from the dreaded illness.

Bello warned that anybody who didn’t adjust to the requirement imposed underneath the Covid-19 Order could be liable to a effective or imprisonment or each in accordance with the extant legal guidelines.

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