Anambra State Government has closed down Eke -Awka market for not observing the COVID -19 rules as stipulated.
The remaining 62 markets are at the risk of being shutdown if they go on disobeying the rules in no distant time, the government warned.
Secretary to the State government (SSG) Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu these on Thursday in a statement.
He said the directive takes effect from Monday next week
According to him: “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, keeping of physical distancing etc.
“Also, effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, curfew in Awka South local government will be from 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.
“These actions by the government is 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.”