The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has imposed a curfew on the state and threatens to shut down markets following increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwuwlobe, said the curfew which would start on Monday next week would last from 9pm to 6am daily.
The Governor also directed workers in the state from Grade Level 1 to 12 to work from home.
He threatened to shut down markets in the state if they failed to observed COVID-19 protocols as prescribed.
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”.