The government of Borno State, has reportedly called-off the Covid-19 lockdown order in the State.
The lockdown was imposed 3 weeks ago, after the State recorded its Covid-19 index case.
In a statement on Wednesday night, the Deputy Governor and State Chairman, Covid-19 Response Committee, Usman Kadafur, said that the purpose of ordering a lockdown in the State, has been achieved.
His words: “The lockdown is being suspended indefinitely, to study the situation for the time being. However, where the situation escalates, the government should revert to the status quo.
“The use of facemasks by the public be made mandatory and enforceable.
“Government, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Community Leaders, and Opinion Leaders, should enforce social distancing, especially in public gatherings/worship places.
“Henceforth, Juma’at prayers and 5 daily prayers, shall be observed in all Mosques, as recommended by Borno State Council of Ulamas, in strict adherence with the social distancing and the face mask.
“All Churches shall conduct Church Services as recommended by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Borno Chapter, in strict adherence to social distancing and use of facemasks.”
Other conditions were given for public transportation, sales of liquor, among others, while Civil Servants from grades 1-12 were asked to continue to work from home, expect they are directed otherwise.