Covid-19: Obiano declares partial lockdown, opens mobile courts

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Friday, imposed nine hours curfew daily to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

He said the curfew would take effect from 9:00pm to 6:00am on February 8 till further notice, even as violators of it and other coronavirus safety protocols would be prosecuted at mobile courts.

The governor, who stated this in a statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, equally directed civil servants, from grade level one to 12 to work from home.

“The state government has activated and made operational mobile courts to try Covid-19 protocol offenders, beginning from Monday, February 8, 2021. 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,” the statement read in part.

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