Kano state government has said that the ban it imposed on viewing and event centres extends to clubs, concerts, street parties and other large social gatherings as part of effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said in a statement that all the restrictions have to be enforced “because safety of our people and their welfare are priorities that cannot be toyed with.”
He said “government would continue to engage all the stakeholders to sensitise the populace on the need to maintain social distancing and collective effort to combat this pandemic.”
Malam Garba warned that the state government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law to bear on any person or organisation caught breaching public health regulations and protocols with regards to the control of the disease.
The commissioner pointed out that security agents have been mandated to ensure full compliance without exception.