Covid-19: Obiano shuts down Eke Awka Market for non compliance of safety measures, imposes curfew

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Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has announced the shutting down of Eke Awka market in Awka South Local Government because the traders refused to the adhere to protective measures for Covid-19 according to WHO and NCDC.
In a public announcement made on his behalf by the secretary to the state government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu Obiano, the government said the closure of the market will begin on Monday, 15th June, imposing a curfew from 8pm to 6am.
“This is to inform the public that effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, Eke Awka Market, in Awka South Local Government will be shut down.

“This is as a result of non-compliance by the market traders and customers with COVID-19 protocols including wearing of protective face masks, provision of running water and soap for washing of hands, keeping of physical distancing…etc.

“Also, effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, curfew in Awka South local government will be from 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.

“These actions by the government is as a result of increased cases of COVID-19 in Awka South Local Government.

“The government is also putting other market leaders and local government councils in the state on notice that a similar curfew action will be taken, and markets in the local government closed down if it is observed that such markets do not observe COVID-19 protocols.”

This comes after Anambra State has
recorded 17 cases of COVID-19 in the last one week which is said to be mostly from Awka capital city.


  1. Bold step! I implore everyone to strictly adhere to the laid down rules by the WHO/NCDC just for our own sake because COVI-19 is not we can joke with. COVID IS REAL.

  2. This is serious. Nice work governor. But Eke Awka is really crowded o. The government should look as well into the future of the market and create more space

  3. Nowadays the only disease that kills is coronavirus. Typhoid fever, acute malaria, yellow fever and the rest of fevers dont kill again.

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