BY Jesupemi Are
Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has imposed a curfew in the state owing to the rising cases of COVID-19.
In a statement on Friday, Solo Chukwulobe, secretary to the state government, said the curfew is to commence on Monday, February 8, and will be from 9pm to 6am daily.
He said the curfew was introduced as a means to curb the spread of the infection in the state.
Chukwulobe said the governor directed all civil servants below level 13 to work from home, and that mobile courts have been reactivated to try violators of COVID-19 protocol.
“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 last from 9pm to 6am daily, will start on Monday, 8th February 2021, until further notice,” he said.
“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 immediate effect.
“The state government has activated and made operational mobile courts to try COVID-19 protocol offenders, beginning from Monday, 8th February 2021.”
“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, and to close immediately any hospital (private and government-owned), and markets that do not comply with COVID-19 protocols in their operations.”
A few days ago, the state house of assembly complex was shut down after some lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19.