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.
“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.