Kano State Governor Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

The Kano state government announced an extension to its lockdown in the state from Monday, while also allowing for Friday prayers as well as eid prayers.

The kano state governors spokesman, Tanko Yakasai said this in a statement after the governor had met with religious leaders in the state. Yakasai said the governor had accepted approved recommendations from thirty Islamic scholars in Kano for the government to allow Friday prayers to hold, as well as the eid prayers.

Kano Prayers

This directive was given after a lengthy consultation with the Islamic scholars and some government officials at the Africa House, in the government house.

“This means that the relaxation of the lockdown on Monday and Thursday will continue, but Friday prayers will also be allowed as well as Eid Prayers, but traditional Eid celebrations in the State will not be allowed.”

The spokesman also said the imams were directed to ensure that everyone wears a face mask while in and around the mosque, as well as maintaining social distancing and adequate use of hand sanitizers during the brief gathering.

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