The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state.
According to the state Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe the curfew will be relaxed for two days beginning from Tuesday, April 7 to midnight on Wednesday, April 8.
Dr Hadiza Balarabe made the announcement in a statement issued in Kaduna on Tuesday.
She said the 24-hour curfew was relaxed to allow residents to stock up foodstuffs and essential commodities.
The deputy governor said that only food and essential commodities would be sold on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the curfew is relaxed.
According to the statement, “Sellers of other merchandise are not included in the exemption.
In the statement, she also advised residents to shop only in markets within their neighbourhoods as going to far-flung commercial hubs is not allowed.
The statement said the traders and buyers were advised to observe social distancing at the markets, while Kawo market will remain closed because it does not have space for social distancing.
It expressed dissatisfaction that some people take the coronavirus disease for granted and consequently defied the lockdown order.
Solacebase recalled that on March 26 Kaduna StateGovernment imposed the 24-hour curfew as part of measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in the state that has five confirmed cases of the disease.