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Kaduna Relaxes Lockdown, Reopens Mosques, Churches

Kaduna State has lifted the partial lockdown in the state.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai made this disclosure during a televised broadcast in the state, on Tuesday.

He also announced the reopening of worship centres in the state. Services in these centres are allowed only on Sundays in churches and Fridays in mosques.

The governor also ordered hotels, supermarkets, providers of personal services, such as salons, laundry houses to reopen.

Also, the restriction of intra-state movement was lifted, with a curfew between 8 pm to 5 am, on ground.

“Subject to compliance with safe reopening protocols, businesses can reopen, with the provision of thermometers for temperature checks, sanitizers or handwashing equipment and physical distancing measures within all facilities. Working hours will be from 9 am to 3 pm daily.

“Church services are allowed only on Sundays and Mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumat services, for the time being, subject to compliance with the safety stipulations in the guidelines.

“Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hairdressing and barbing salons can reopen; hotels can fully open, but with their restaurants and bars offering only room service. Restaurants may all reopen after decontamination, but are still restricted to takeaways.”


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