Niger Extends COVID-19 Lockdown By Two Weeks

Emperor Simon  
Updated April 28, 2020
File photo of Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State.


The Niger State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown in the state by another two weeks to curtail the spread of the virus.

Governor Abubakar Bello made the declaration on Monday at the Government House in Minna, the state capital.

According to him, there will however be relaxed conditions including allowing people to move within their premises and business owners to operate within the neighbourhood.

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The governor noted that the ban on inter and intrastate travels still remains, as well as the compulsory use of face mask by citizens outside their homes.

Governor Bello explained that the focus of the new lockdown order is to ensure the confinement of coronavirus within the local government.