The Anambra State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the State from Monday, Feb. 8, to contain the spread of COVID-19 .

This is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, on Friday in Awka.

Chukwulobelu said the curfew will be observed between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, until further notice.”

Governor Willie Obiano also directed that civil servants in the state from Grade Level 1 to 12, should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect.”

According to the SSG, the state government is taking all necessary steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state, including the activation of mobile courts.

“The state government has activated and made operational mobile courts to try COVID-19 protocol offenders, beginning Monday,  Feb. 8”, he said.

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He also said that the state COVID-19 Task Force, including the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Trade and Commerce have been empowered to increase hospitals and markets surveillance.

Chukwulobelu added that the task force had been mandated to close any hospital (private and government owned), and markets that do not comply with COVID-19 protocols in their operations.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its daily update said Anambra recorded 1,053 cases, 700 cases (on admission), 334 cases discharged and 19 deaths as of Feb 4, 2021