Enugu State Closes All Markets And Borders Against Coronavirus
The state government has ordered all state markets, regardless of size, to be closed until further notice.
The Enugu state government has ordered all land borders and interstate transportation in the state to be closed until further notice, effective 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 31, 2020, at except those of emergency medical services.
In a statement by the secretary of the state government, Professor Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the state government also ordered the closure of all state markets, “regardless of size, until further notice , with effect from 6 pm on Tuesday March 31. day of March 2020 “.
The statement added that the other categories exempt from closure include “those that deal with food, water, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and other basic items requiring daily household use and which must comply to the standard hygiene protocol stipulated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), including frequent hand washing with soap, use of disinfectant and social isolation. “
According to Professor Ortuanya, “all the chairmen of local government are asked to guarantee strict compliance with the closing of the markets within their respective local government councils, without prejudice to the above exceptions”.
While calling for the understanding of residents and citizens of the state “in these difficult times because no sacrifice is too much to save the lives of our people,” the state government ordered security agencies and the state medical response team to apply all guidelines as indicated above.