By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Anambra State Government has suspended the 9pm to 6am curfew put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu he said 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.
He said, “Governor Willie Obiano has directed the suspension of the curfew with effect from 6am, 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.
“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.”
“Maintaining social distancing at public gatherings, washing hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds each time using hand sanitizers regularly.”
Chukwulobelu called on Anambra people to go to the nearest hospital immediately they start showing symptom of COVID-19.or feel unwell saying, “Do not self-medicate”.
He said that mobile courts have already been set up to try those who violate these guidelines.
It would be recalled that the curfew was declared on Monday following the spike in positive cases in the state.