“It is regrettable that these precautionary measures meant to protect the lives of millions of our people have flagrantly been violated habitually, especially in Awka market. The result is the recent spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and even fatalities in our dear state. Awka South Local Government Area, where Eke Awka is located, has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases of all LGAs in the state,” said a public notice signed C.Don Adinuba, commissioner of information and public enlightenment, Anambra State, and made available to Realnews on Thursday, June 11.
“All the markets, motor garages, hotels and places of worship which enjoy high traffic in Anambra State are, once again, called upon to comply strictly with the requirements in the fight to check the spread of COVID-19. The fight requires each and every person in the state to avoid handshakes and embraces; to maintain a social distance of six feet; to wear a face mask in the appropriate place; to wash hands frequently with water and soap for 20 seconds; and to cough into our elbow or a disposable tissue.
“The public is reminded that the rampant violation by individuals of the protocols in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic will no longer condoned. Mobile courts are being set up in different parts of the state to try offenders who will be fined up to N10,000 or made to do community service.
“The Anambra State Government considers the battle to save ndi Anambra from COVID-19 a sacred duty. Nothing will be spared to save our people from this contagion which has killed hundreds of people across the globe. Anambra State must remain the Light of the Nation,” he said.
– June 11, 2020 @ 1:28 GMT |