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Ganduje lauds FG’s efforts over COVID-19 fight in Kano State

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has commended the Federal Government for reopening the only COVID-19 test centre in the state after it was initially shut down.

1st News had reported that the test centre belonging to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was shut down for lack of reagents and contamination; after some staff at the centre were reportedly infected with the dreaded virus.

In the same vein, Ganduje lauded the FG during a visit by some members of the House of Representatives from Kano State on a solidarity and sympathy visit on Tuesday night:

He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari deserved to be commended for ensuring that the test centre in Kano continues to function.

“We commend him for sending a powerful delegation to find out the problem with the aim of finding a solution.

“The state needs more testing centres across. Looking at our population; the state government is providing more health workers to support the Federal Government’s effort.”

Leader of the delegation and Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, while speaking on behalf of his colleagues; said the visit was to express their concern and sympathy with the people and government over the recent sudden and alarming deaths in the state.

Meanwhile, ahead of the Monday relaxation of the lockdown the Federal Government on Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) imposed, Lagos State Government has introduced a strict framework for movement and re-opening of businesses.

The set of new guidelines, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in his briefing, on Wednesday, at the State House, Marina, Lagos; are to safeguard the gains which the state had made in the past four weeks of lockdown; in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

From next Monday, Sanwo-Olu said the state Government will implement the dusk-to-dawn curfew announced by President Muhammadu Buhari last Monday; as part of the phased measures to reduce risk of contagion of the COVID-19 disease among the residents; and to consolidate on the response strategy deployed to combat the pandemic.

Sanwo-Olu said offices, businesses, markets and stores; will be allowed to open daily from 9 am till 3 pm on selected days from Monday.

Only 60 per cent of staff members should report for duty; and must wear facemasks, he said during a briefing.

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