The Governor of Niger State , Sani Bello today extended the COVID-19 lockdown till the 11th of June.
Gov. Bello explained that the decision to extend the lockdown was due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the State.
In a statement by the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG) and Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19 Pandemic, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.
The governor said the extension would help protect people of the State and contain the virus.
He urged residents to obey the safety protocols of COVID-19 such as the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places, observance of social distancing, regular handwashing with soap under running water, application of hand sanitizers and stay at home as advised by health workers.
Gov Bello also warned against human and vehicular movements during the lockdown
He also add that, there shall be no human and vehicular movements on the lockdown days except those on essential services; the three days window period of Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays remain.
As well as all educational Institutions, remain closed while social activities that involve more than twenty people stand prohibited.