The government of Anambra state has announced the introduction of new curfew in the state, to help stop COVID-19 spread.
The curfew which will last from 9pm to 6am daily, will start on Monday, 8th February 2021 until further notice.
Announcing the new Covid-19 preventive measures, The Secretary to Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said that His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano has directed that civil servants in the state, from grade level one to twelve should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect.
Professor Chukwulobelu also announced other measures the state government is taking to help stop COVID-19 spread in the state.
“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”.
This latest move by the Anambra state government is not coming as a surprise, as in the daily updates from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the state has witnessed some increase in the number of coronavirus new cases. And although the state did not publish data of any new cases on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th February 2021, from the data published by the NCDC two days before, which on Tuesday 2nd February 2021, the state recorded a total of 160 new cases.