President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown in Kano state by two weeks, as it continues to assess progress made in the fight against COVID-19.
Secretary to the government of the federation and Chairman of the Presidential task force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha announced this during the PFT daily briefing in Abuja.
He said the extension is aimed at ensuring the situation in Kano does not escalate beyond the current state.
Mustapha also revealed that Kano state lacks the necessary health facilities to address a very high number of cases like Lagos.
President Buhari on April 27 ordered an initial two weeks lockdown in Kano, following the surging number of cases in the state.
Kano is currently the second-worst hit in the COVID-19 pandemic with 825 cases., next to Lagos which has close to 3,000 cases.