Niger state governor, Abubakar Bello on Thursday extended the Covid-19 lockdown Order in the state by two weeks.
Bello said that the extension of the lockdown was as a result of the increase in the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
The governor urged residents to adhere strictly to the safety protocols such as mandatory wearing of face masks in public places and observance of social distancing.
Bello also warned that there should be no human and vehicular movements during the lockdown days, except those on essential duties.
He said that the three days window period of Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays remain.
“Public and Private Schools as well as Tertiary Institutions remain closed while social activities that involve more than twenty people stand prohibited,” Bello said.
The governor urged residents to support his administration’s good intentions of keeping everyone safe from the dreaded disease.