The governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has authorized the reintroduction of curfew in the state due to rising cases in the COVID-19 crisis alongside the reactivation of mobile courts to punish protocol offenders.
Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to Anambra State Government, announced the commencement of the curfew while speaking to press.
The curfew would begin on Monday, 8th February 2021 from 9pm to 6am on a daily basis till further notice.
The curfew by the state government was to ensure a decline in the COVID-19 cases within the state, he said.
Obiano stressed that trials by the reactivated mobile courts on offenders of the COVID-19 protocols would be strict and those found violating said 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.
The governor had ordered that civil servants within the state below Grade Level 12 were to work from home until further notice.