From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Residents of Kaduna State have been reminded to maintain compliance with Covid-19 protocols during the Easter holidays and beyond.
The State Commissioner for Health Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The Ministry commended citizens for their role in helping to reduce infection rates in recent days and urged them to continue to observe the necessary precautions, including avoiding non-essential travel, wearing facemasks in public, maintaining physical distancing and avoiding large gatherings.
The statement added that the State Covid-19 Taskforce, chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr.
Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, has reviewed the Covid status of the state and welcomes the declining rate of infections being recorded of recent.
“ The taskforce wishes to commend citizens for their sacrifices over the past year as part of the efforts to contain the virus, minimise infections and fatalities and enable the safe pursuit of livelihoods.
“While infection rates are falling, they can rise again as we witnessed in Nigeria from late 2020 and as many countries across the world are painfully
experiencing with fresh waves of mass infections.
“Therefore, the Taskforce appeals to citizens to continue to observe precautions and preventive
measures against Covid-19, including avoiding non-essential travel, wearing facemasks in public, maintaining physical distancing and avoiding large gatherings.
“This is why parties and large events remain prohibited, and event venues, clubs and bars are reminded that they not yet permitted to resume operations.”