COVID-19: Zulum suspends lockdown, opens mosques, churches
The Borno State governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the suspension the lockdown imposed on non-essential movement, following significant progress recorded in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Umar Kadafur, who doubles as the chairman of the state’s High Powered Response Team for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
He said: “In furtherance of the efforts to contain and eradicate this deadly scourge, the High Powered Committee wishes to announce the indefinite suspension of the lockdown for the time being.”
He attributed the successes recorded in the state to the stringent measures adopted to contain the virus which had yielded the desired result.
Mr Kadafur said the suspension of lockdown was to study the situation, noting that government will not hesitate to revert to status quo if the pandemic escalate.
He declared use of face mask in all public places to be mandatory in the state.
He directed all government officials, traditional rulers, religious leaders, community and opinion leaders to adhere strictly to the enforcement of social/physical distancing in places of worship and social gathering.
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