Kano State Government, on Thursday, ordered the closure of all routes linking the state to other parts of the country in a bid to maintain its virus-free status.
The decision became imperative, as the state is yet to record any positive case of the virus.
Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, made this known to newsmen.
“This decision is hard, but absolutely necessary, as part of precautionary measures against the deadly COVID-19’s possible spread,” Anwar said.
“We urge Kano citizens and all other Nigerians to bear with this difficult situation.
“People must cooperate with health workers and all other stakeholders to make sure that our state is safe and the country in general.
“All members of the public should stay away from going to markets, unless for essential needs.
“We are therefore calling on people to keep on praying and make sure that they always abide by all the medical advice given by health workers.”