Residents in Kano have commended the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje for directing the closure of schools to prevent spread of Coronavirus in the state.
A cross-section of the residents, who spoke with NAN on Saturday, said the act was commendable as it aimed at protecting children in schools and guard against the spread of the disease.
Adamu Garba, a civil servant, said that the attention accorded to the pandemic would protect the people and the state safer.
“That is how responsible government should act because prevention is better than cure,” he said.
Idi Saidu, a trader, noted that the development indicated the state government’s commitment to contain the pandemic and protect public health.
Mr Saidu enjoined parents and guardians to encourage their children to remain at home and observe high standards of personal hygiene.
Amina Bala, urged the governments to adopt proactive measures to enhance access to sanitisers, face mask and hand washing facilities at public places.
She advised the people to report suspicious cases to health authorities for a prompt response.
NAN reports that Kano State Government had ordered for the closure schools and constituted a Task Force committee to contain the pandemic.