COVID-19 spike: Anambra imposes curfew, set up mobile courts | Dailytrust

COVID-19 spike: Anambra imposes curfew, set up mobile courts

FILE PHOTO: Empty road and closed shops near  the Old market during a curfew
FILE PHOTO: Empty road and closed shops near the Old market during a curfew

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has announced the reintroduction of curfew in the state to help check the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The governor also reactivated mobile courts in the state to try COVID-19 protocol offenders.

According to the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, who announced the curfew, it will starts on Monday, 8th February 2021 and will be enforced from 9 pm to 6 am daily, until further notice.

He said the curfew is one of the preventive measures to checkmate the spread of the virus in the state.

He said that Obiano had directed that civil servants in the state below Grade Level 12 should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect.

He said the reactivation of operational mobile courts to try COVID-19 protocol offenders would be strict as anybody found violating the protocols would be dealt with.

“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,” he said.

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