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COVID-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

Kano State on Wednesday has ordered the cancelation of traditional Sallah festivities , to mark Eid – del – Kabir celebrations in the state to consolidate the successes recorded in the fight against COVID -19 .
Commissioner for Information , Mr Muhammed Garba , made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday .
He said , “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 agreed that all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid Prayer Grounds in their respective domains in motor vehicles .
It further agreed that there would be no visit to Shettima House , Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa , durbar , and all other traditional outings in the emirates .
The council also agreed that the government would assist in the provision of safety materials that included face masks and hand sanitisers , as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing at the praying grounds .
It is expected that Eid el Kabir will be celebrated globally on Friday , July 31 , 2020 .

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