The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has imposed a fresh curfew in the state over the rising cases of COVID-19 infections being recorded.
The Governor in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwuwlobe, announced that the curfew would start on Monday next week and would be in place from 9pm to 6am daily.
Mobile courts have also been set up to try offenders of the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in the state as from Monday.
Similarly, all workers in the state from Grade Level 1 to 12 have been directed to work from home while markets that fail to observe laid down COVID-19 protocols stand the risk of getting shut down.
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 last from 9pm to 6am 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 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.”
It will be recalled that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, February 4, 2021, confirmed one thousand three hundred and forty new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of the infectious disease were confirmed by the health agency on its official Twitter handle today, Naija News reports.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 136,030 which includes 110,449 discharged cases and 1,632 deaths.