The state governor, Willie Obiano, stated this during a broadcast in the state today December 12. He threatened to also shut down markets in the state if residents of the state continue to flout all COVID9 protocols. The governor also banned gatherings that are more than 50 persons.Following the rising number of confirmed cases in the second wave of COVID19 pandemic, the Anambra state government has shifted the date of resumption of schools from January 18 to 26.
For the sake of emphasis, nobody should go to any market, public places, church, schools, enter any transport, attend functions as stated above without properly wearing facemasks.”he said
The COVID-19 Action Teams in all our 61 markets must ensure full compliance with the standard COVID-19 protocols.
All markets in Anambra State are given one week to set-up the necessary safety standards and ensure proper compliance. Any market found violating the standards after one week shall be quickly shut down.
“My administration has taken a string of hard decisions to stamp out the renewed spread of this pandemic before it gains a serious advantage over us.
No one should step outside their homes without wearing a facemask.
Transport operators are advised to revert to all the practices that helped us during the first wave of the pandemic. They must ensure social distancing inside the vehicles and maintain a passenger manifest.
Churches and other religious organisations are advised to set up Action Teams and go back to the practices that helped us in the first phase of the pandemic.
There should not be more than 50 people in any public gathering.
The ban on nightclubs is still firmly in place. Hotels are directed to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Schools in Anambra shall not re-open on January 18, 2021 as earlier scheduled. Rather, schools will re-open after two weeks from today to enable the principals and teachers prepare for the return of our children .