Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has ordered the re-opening of all weekly major markets in the state.
The re-opening of the markets will take effect from Friday, June 5.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Mustapha Inuwa, the directive followed a regular review meeting between the government and other stakeholders on the measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.
This follows the drop in the emergence of new COVID-19 cases and the concern of the government on the adverse effects of shutting down the markets and the socio-economic activities and well-being of the majority of the people in the state.
The affected markets are Charanchi, Mai’aduwa, Mashi, Dandume, among others.
Mr Inuwa, urged the people to strictly abide by the health and security protocols such as wearing of the facemask, maintaining of social and physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and hand sanitizers.