Kano to enforce COVID-19 measures during Sallah celebration

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Kano State Government has said there will be no traditional Sallah festivities during this year’s  Eid-del-Kabir celebrations, in order curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

It also said the safety protocols would strictly observed at Eid congregational prayers across the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement made available to journalists.
The statement read in part, “The council, after deliberations at its weekly meeting held on Tuesday at Africa House, Government House, Kano, agreed that the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state, would be under strict observance of safety protocols.
“The congregational prayers will be strictly supervised by government officials to ensure compliance.”
The council added that the government would assist in the provision of safety materials such as  face masks and hand sanitisers, as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing at the praying grounds.
Besides, it stated that all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid Prayer Grounds in their respective domains in motor vehicles.
It added  there would be no visit to Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, Shettima House, durbar, and all other traditional outings in the emirates.

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