Anambra state government announced that it has suspended the 9 pm to 6 am curfew, one of the measures introduced to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
Professor Solo Chukwelobelu, the Secretary to Anambra State government revealed that the state COVID-19 Task Force had reported an increase in the observance of COVID-19 preventive guidelines in the state, hence the decision to suspend the curfew.
Prof Chukwulobelu said: “It has been observed that Ndi Anambra and residents have become conscious of the threat to life that COVID-19 poses. There is appreciable compliance to the Covid-19 preventive guidelines issued by the government. We are not relenting, as we shall continue with our various interventions, including public enlightenment, engagement with market leaders, churches, hospitals and caregivers, and other stakeholders with the aim of stopping the spread of the virus in our state.”
Furthermore, he said that “Governor Willie Obiano has directed the suspension of the curfew with effect from 6 am, Saturday, 13th February 2021. However, it is important that our people continue to adhere to the guidelines earlier issued;
(1) Wearing a protective facemask when in public places and outdoors.
(2) Maintaining social distancing at public gatherings
(3) Washing hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds each time
(4) Using hand sanitisers regularly
(5) If you suspect that you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, or feel unwell, contact the nearest hospital immediately. Do not self-medicate”.
In conclusion, Prof. Chukwulobelu reminded that “Mobile courts have already been set up to try those who violate these guidelines”.