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COVID-19: Obiano Closes Anambra Market

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The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has announced the closure of Eke Awka Central market from Monday, June 22, 2020.

The government also imposed a curfew on Awka South Local Government Area where the market is situated from 8 pm to 6 am daily.

The Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, made this known in a public service announcement on Thursday.

He said the market closure was because of the disobedience of COVID-19 protocol by traders and customers.

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“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 and keeping of physical distancing.

“These actions by the government are 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,” the announcement stated.

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