Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano has extended its lockdown by a week to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner for Information in the state, announced this on behalf of the government.

He said the lockdown extension will reduce community transmission of the virus.

He called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues.

Garba further called on the public to continue observing strict personal hygiene measures.

This involves regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.

As at 11:45 pm May 11, Kano had 666 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Active cases were 571 and death toll 32. Sixty-three patients have also recovered.