Anambra Lockdown: The Government of Anambra state has relaxed the lockdown in the state to allow churches hold services.
Governor Willie Obiano who made this known during a statewide broadcast stressed that worshipers must wear face masks and enforce all WHO guidelines during worship, including, regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, social distancing and others.
The Governor also announced that movements around the state have been relaxed, stressing that all boundaries in the State remain closed.
According to Governor Obiano, all food and drug markets in the state are to open with immediate effect.
He noted that he will meet with market leaders on Monday, 27th April, 2020, pointing out that update about when to re-open the schools as well as when civil servants will be allowed to go back to their offices, will be announced soon.
“I am delighted to tell you that our index case has been discharged and has reunited with the family. I urge you not to fear but rather exercise your faith in God.”
“Following the outcome of all tests we have conducted so far and the cooperation we have received from our people in the past three weeks, all food markets, including restaurants and bars in Anambra State are to reopen for normal business with immediate effect.”
“With regards to religious groups, leaders of the church should ensure that worshippers comply with the standards protocols of COVID-19 which includes wearing of face masks to church, use of hand sanitisers, social distancing and regular washing of hands.”
“Church leaders should decide how best to conduct mass and service in strict adherence to the principles of social distancing to ensure that worshippers are not endangered. Please note that there should be no crusades and vigils for the time being.”
“All food and drug markets in the state are to open with immediate effect.”
“When to re-open the schools, as well as when civil servants will be allowed to go back to offices will be announced soon.”