COVID-19: Obiano Imposes Curfew, Threatens To Close Down Markets

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has inflicted a curfew on the state following intensifying cases of COVID-19 in the area.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwuwlobe, said the curfew which would commence on Monday next week would last from 9 pm to 6 am daily.

The Governor also authorized workers in the state from Grade Level 1 to 12 to work from home.

Aso Naija gathered that he threatened to shut down markets in the state if they failed to observed COVID-19 protocols as specified.

The statement read in part, ” Government of Anambra state has announced the introduction of curfew in the state to help check the spread of COVID-19 virus. The curfew which will prevail from 9 pm to 6 am daily, will start on Monday, 8th February 2021, until further notice.

“His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano has directed that civil servants in the state from grade level one to 12 to work from home until further notice, with primary effect.

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The state government has activated and made operational transferable courts to try COVID-19 protocol offenders, beginning from Monday, 8th February 2021”.

“Also, the state COVID-19 Task Force, encompassing the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Trade and Commerce has been empowered to increase their hospitals and markets surveillance, and to close instantly any hospital (private and government-owned), and markets that do not comply with COVID-19 protocols in their operations

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