Sequel to the rise in the second wave of Covid-19, Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has authorised new regulations to prevent further spread of the deadly virus prohibits large gathering of crowd and mandatory use of face masks
Also Civil servants below Grade Level 14 are to work from home while
Places of Worship must enforce facemasks, provide sanitisers and
ensure physical distancing.
In a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye Special Adviser (Media & Communication the new regulations which takes effect from 17 December 2020.
Read the details
1. It is mandatory to wear facemasks outside the house.Organisations and individuals that allow people into their premises have the responsibility to enforce the no mask, no entry mandate.
Facemasks should be worn to cover both the nose and mouth.
2. Large gatherings are henceforth prohibited.
3. Civil servants below Grade Level 14 are to work from home from
Monday, 21st December 2020, subject to directives or summons by
their supervisors who may require their presence in the office. The
Head of Service will issue service-wide updates as required.
4. Businesses must provide thermometers for temperature checks,
and sanitisers or hand-washing equipment and physical distancing
measures within all facilities.
5. Places of Worship must enforce facemasks, provide sanitisers and
ensure physical distancing. The number of worshippers will be
capped. Congregational worship should not exceed one hour.
6. Transport operators must reduce capacity to not more than two
passengers per row and not more than 50% of capacity.
7. Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hair
dressing and barbing salons can remain open, but service providers
and customers must use facemasks and limit the number of persons
they admit and serve at any time.
8. Hotels can remain open, but their restaurants and bars can offer
only room service.
9. Event centres, Night clubs, Gyms and Bars and Lounges are to close
until further notice.
10. Restaurants are restricted to takeaway services only
11. All schools will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.
The Kaduna State Government appeals for collective compliance with
these measures to enable the state to tackle the new wave of Covid-19
infections while allowing citizens to safely continue the pursuit of
The state government taskforce and other agencies will help
enforce these regulations. Ultimately, the effectiveness of these
measures depends on the exercise of personal responsibility and
voluntary compliance with the protocols.
The government appeals to all residents to see Covid-19 prevention as a vital personal responsibility and to act accordingly.
Special Adviser (Media & Communication)
20th December 2020