Anambra govt suspends curfew, urges residents to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines


By Nnaji Emmanuel-Anike

Anambra state government has suspended the 9pm to 6am curfew, one of the measures introduced to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state. 

The Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said that the state COVID-19 Task Force had reported an increase in the observance of COVID-19 preventive guidelines in the state, hence the decision to suspend the curfew. 

“It has been observed that Ndi Anambra and residents have become conscious of the threat to life that COVID-19 poses. There is appreciable compliance to the Covid-19 preventive guidelines issued by the government. We are not relenting, as we shall continue with our various interventions, including public enlightenment, engagement with market leaders, churches, hospitals and caregivers, and other stakeholders with the aim of stopping the spread of the virus in our state”, Prof Chukwulobelu said. 

Continuing, he said that, “Governor Willie Obiano has directed the suspension of the curfew with effect from 6am, Saturday, 13th February, 2021. However, it is important that our people continue to adhere to the guidelines earlier issued; (1) wearing a protective facemask when in public places and outdoors. 
(2) maintaining social distancing at public gatherings (3) washing hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds each time (4) using hand sanitizers regularly (5) If you suspect that you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, or feel unwell, contact the nearest hospital immediately. Do not self-medicate”. 

Concluding, Prof. Chukwulobelu reminded that, “Mobile courts have already been set up to try those who violate these guidelines”.

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