Chief Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra state has declared the shutting down Eke Awka market, over the failure with the WHO and NCDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19, including the use of face masks.
In the past one week Anambra state has twice recorded cases of COVID-19, and the cases is said to be mostly from Awka the capital city.
However, to further control the spread, Obiano announced 8pm to 6am curfew.
In a public announcement made on behalf of the governor by the secretary, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu Obiano, the government said the closure of the market will begin on Monday, 15th June.
“This is to inform the public that effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, Eke Awka Market, in Awka South Local Government will be shut down.
“Also, effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, curfew in Awka South local government will be from 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.
“These actions by the government is as a result of increased cases of COVID-19 in Awka South Local Government.
“The government is also putting other market leaders and local government councils in the state on notice that a similar curfew action will be taken, and markets in the local government closed down if it is observed that such markets do not observe COVID-19 protocols.”
Source: Daily Post