Only those on medical emergency services are permitted to go out in Enugu State as the Government on Friday, March 27 issued an order that all land borders and inter-state transportation be suspended in the state until Coronavirus pandemic subsides.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, who noted that the state government has asked all markets in the state, irrespective of its size to be shut down till further notice.
The closing dow order commences from 6 pm on Tuesday, the 31st day of March 2020, Naija News understands.
Ortuanya stated that; “categories exempted from the closure include those dealing on food items, water, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and other basic items of daily domestic need who must comply with the standard hygiene protocol as stipulated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), including frequent handwashing with soap, use of sanitizer and social distancing.”
“All Local Government Chairmen are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance with the closure of the markets within their respective local government councils, without prejudice to the exceptions above,” he added.
However, Pro. Ortuanya begs for the understanding of the residents and citizens of the state, noting that the directive was given to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has disclosed that he may shut down the state due to increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).