By G9ija

COVID-19: Kano Govt Cancels Sallah Durbar
The Kano State Government has cancelled the traditional Sallah durbar and all other festivities amid the third wave of the COVID-19.

In a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba said the state government cancelled the festivities after the federal government placed the state on red alert due to the resurgence of COVID-19.

Garba, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the five Emirates and mosques across the state.

He said the development was part of the measure adopted by Nigeria, like most parts of the African continent now facing a COVID-19 third wave after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant.

Garba said the red alert allows authorities in the affected states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum, particularly the traditional Durbar (Hawan Sallah), which is marked by colourful horse riding events and watched by large gatherings.

The commissioner also urged the public to observe the safety protocols that involve the use of face masks, hand washing, and distancing during Eid prayer.