Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed tricycle operators to carry one passenger only so as to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The governor gave the directive while briefing newsmen on Saturday on the confirmed index case of Coronavirus in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that a 75-year-old retired civil servant and former ambassador was tested positive for the virus after travelling to Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja and returned to Kano on March 25.
Mr Ganduje also advised religious leaders to continue to observe social distancing rule in places of worship so as to stay live.
He said: “Members of the public should know that business is no longer as usual. Tricycles must take only one person.
“Social distancing in places of worship should be strictly observed. We must take drastic actions. In the markets, business will no longer be as usual.
“We will hold a meeting and found out those markets that must operate. We must remain in our homes so as to save lives.
“People should bear with us. We know that the measures we are taking are hard, but the public should bear with us.
“We have made adequate arrangements for protective items for our Doctors, nurses and other health workers.
“We are also working out some remunerations for our frontline Doctors and Nurses,” he stated.