Covid-19

Anambra imposes fresh curfew over rising Covid-19 cases

Anambra Government imposes fresh curfew and new set of desperate measures to shield the state from alarming national spread of Covid-19.

The State has banned movement of people and commercial activities between 9.00pm and 6.00am and promises to enforce the measure.

Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, said yesterday that the new measures affect public offices, hospitals and open markets

Workers from levels 1-12 will work from home from Monday, 8 February 2021, he said.

The State also announced measures to ensure that those flouting Covid-19 safety protocols are caught and punished.

In particular, markets and hospitals which refuse to follow the COVID-19 protocols will be shut down, Chukwuelobe said.

Mobile Courts have also been activated and will from Monday 8 February “try COVID-19 protocol offenders.”

“Also, the state COVID-19 Task Force, including the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Trade and Commerce have been empowered to increase their hospitals and markets surveillance.”

Chukwuelobe emphasized that the task force will “close immediately any hospital (private and government owned), and markets that do not comply with COVID-19 protocols in their operations.”

Anambra currently has 1,053 reported cases of Covid-19 overall, out of which 19 have died.

The Government’s proactive response makes Anambra the least infected state by official reporting among the five South East states.

Last night, the NCDC reported 1,624 new cases nationwide, , pushing the national figures to 137,654 cases, out of which 1,641 have died.

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Anambra imposes a fresh curfew and adopts new set of desperate measures to shield the state from alarming national spread of Covid-19.