COVID-19: Gov Masari re-open all Katsina weekly major markets
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has directed for the re-opening of all weekly major markets in katsina state.
A statement signed by the secretary to government of katsina state,Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa said that the directive followed a regular review meeting between the government and other stakeholders on the measures being taken to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection in the state.
The statement explained that the re-opening of the markets is with effect from Friday, the fifth of this month.
It said Governor Masari took the decision following the drop in the emergence of new Covid-19 cases and the concern of government on the adverse effects of shutting down the markets and the socio economic activities and well being of majority of the people in the state.
Governor Aminu Masari however warned the people to note that the effort of easing the lockdown, the lifting of the ban and restrictions and re-, opening of the markets does not mean that there is no corona virus in the state, stressing that it still does exist.
The Governor emphasized the need for people to strictly abide by the health and security protocols such as consistent wearing of the facemask, maintaining of social and physical distancing as well as constant washing of hands with soap and hand sanitizers.
Alhaji Aminu Masari particularly warned aged persons and people with various health concerns to avoid crowded places.
He called for continued cooperation support and understanding of the people to collectively fight the pandemic to the end.
The affected markets are charanchi, Maiaduwa, Mashi, Dandume, among others.
Hassan Muhammad Tukur
Katsina Gazette/ Fitilar Katsina
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