Anambra State Government has shut down the Agbaedo Nnewi New- Motor Spare Parts Market for one week for failing to adhere to the health protocols on COVID-19.
The Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, made the announcement on Saturday, says “This is with immediate effect”.
“Following the non-compliance to the COVID-19 safety protocols by the Agbaedo new motor spare parts market, Nnewi, His Excellency the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has ordered for the closure of the market,” the statement read in part.
Governor Obiano also directed the officials of the market to appear before the commissioner for health, Dr Vincent Okpala, for retraining and recertification, within the period of the closure.
According to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, a total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Anambra is 1,053 and 19 deaths as of February 5, 2021.
However, the state has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew from Monday, February 8, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
According to the statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Solo Chukwulobelu on Friday, the curfew will be between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, until further notice.