Obiano heads Anambra COVID-19 team, orders workers home for 2 weeks

By AdvocateNews on 24/03/2020

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The Anambra State Government on Monday constituted an action committee on COVID-19, headed by the state governor, Willie Obiano.

This was contained in a broadcast to the people of the state by the governor.

 The governor said, "We have constituted an Action Committee on Covid-19 headed by myself to ensure hands-on attention to the best ways of containing this plague. 

 "Civil servants in the state are hereby directed to proceed on a 14-day work-from-home with effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 

"However, any civil servant may be called upon at any given time to handle an urgent assignment as the case arises. This directive excludes all staff of Anambra State Ministry of Health workers and officers on essential duty.

He restated that all public gatherings in the state had been suspended till further notice with effect from today(Monday).

"This includes traditional marriage ceremonies, community festivals, ofala festivals, masquerade festivals, Igbankwu nwanyi, funeral ceremonies, baby christening, new yam festivals, title-taking ceremonies and any meeting of more than 30 participants", Obiano stated.

He urged traditional rulers and presidents -general of communities to ensure full compliance or be held responsible.

He added,"All nursery, primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary schools are hereby closed with immediate effect. All academic and extra-curricular activities are hereby suspended.

"All public transport operators are directed to submit the manifest of all passengers coming into Anambra State to the appropriate authorities with their names, phone numbers, residential addresses and final destination.

" No Keke or tricycle rider should carry more than two passengers at a time.

" Drivers of shuttle buses must not carry more than three passengers at a time.

" Drivers of township and mini buses must not carry more than five passengers at a time.

The governor said "All persons returning to Anambra State from all countries of the world and states that have Covid-19 cases must go into self-isolation for 14 days and report, adding "Security agencies have been directed to ensure full compliance."

The governor said "All persons returning to Anambra State from all countries of the world and states that have Covid-19 cases must go into self-isolation for 14 days and report, adding "Security agencies have been directed to ensure full compliance"

Posted 24/03/2020 04:51:27 AM


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