The Federal Government has eased the lockdown imposed on Kano State as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing in Abuja.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had in an address to the nation on April 27 ordered a 14-day lockdown in the northwest state which was subsequently extended by the PTF.
However, while giving an update on Monday, Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said, “Easing the total lockdown of Kano State and introduction of Phase One of the Eased Lockdown.
“This is still a fight for life and our advancement to phase two does not mean that COVID-19 has ended. It is still potent and highly wasteful of human lives. I implore all Nigerians and corporate citizens to take responsibility and play the expected role.”