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COVID-19: Gov Ganduje Declares Jail Term For Violators Of Facemask Wearing


Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has frowned at violators of Coronavirus precautionary measures in the state, vowing that anyone found guilty of breaching the rule henceforth will be arrested and dealt with.

Ganduje while addressing the press yesterday declared wearing of facemask compulsory in the state.

The Kano State Governor condemned how residents are responding to the COVID-19 protocols, warning that his administration would fold its arms further but will ensure it dealt with violators of the laid down rules.

Ganduje noted that henceforth, anyone found not wearing his facemask would be arrested, prosecuted and sent to prison.

“There was no reason for residents to move around without face masks as the government has made masks available to everyone and that people could also wear anything to protect themselves and others,” Ganduje was quoted saying.

He, however, promised that his administration would make available a million and more facemask to residents as parts of its means to combat Coronavirus in the state.

Meanwhile, on his part, the Coordinator, Kano State Government Task Force on COVID:19, Dr. Tijjani Hussain, noted that the state so far has recorded no less than forty-seven cases of COVID-19 with the state health workers.

He said, “Out of the total number we recorded here in Kano, we recorded three deaths on Saturday, making the total number of deaths recorded to be 21.

“We have also recorded 84 new suspected cases of the COVID-19 in Kano, making the total number of the suspected cases to be 1,820.”

Tijjani stressed further in his statement that the centre had so far since the outbreak of the virus in the state received 1313 calls, “and all the calls were investigated,” he noted.

He added, “from Saturday to now, we have collected 84 samples, out of which 29 cases were confirmed, and so far we have collected 2072 samples.

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