Coronavirus: Governor Ugwuanyi lockdown Enugu State


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has banned all forms of social and political gatherings in Enugu State, suspending marriage and burial ceremonies, masquerade festivals, drinking bars, night clubs and all group sporting and recreational activities.

Ugwuanyi who made the ban on Tuesday, March 24, in state-wide broadcast at the Enugu Government House advised civil and public servants to work from home now till further notice.

He also closed down all educational institutions in the State immediately.

The only exceptions to the ban are health workers, forest guards, neighbourhood watch personnel, water corporation staff, waste management operatives, staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, Fire fighters and all those involved in essential services. According to the governor, all public transport operators are to observe the following rules on conveying passengers: “Keke- not more than two passengers, commuter buses- not more than two passengers pee seat, city cab – not more than 3 passengers.

“All public places to observe high level of hygiene by use of sanitizers and frequent hand washing as earlier advised by the Enugu State Ministry of Health.””

He has directed law enforcement agencies in the State to enforce strict compliance with the  measures.

He also advised residents of the State to make provisions for basic needs as they await further advice.


– March 24, 2020 @ 6:20 GMT |


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