Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has moved the resumption of schools from January 18 to 26 due to the second wave of COVID-19.
Speaking during a state broadcast on Tuesday in Akwa, the state capital, Obiano threatened to shut down markets if they are found violating COVID-19 protocols.
The Anambra government also asked churches and other religious organisation to set up committees on COVID-19.
Obiano said: “Schools in Anambra shall not re-open on January 18, 2021 as earlier scheduled. Rather, schools will re-open after two weeks from today to enable the principals and teachers prepare for the return of our children.
“Churches and other religious organizations are advised to set up action teams and go back to the practices that helped us in the first phase of the pandemic.
“We shall align with any policy on a possible nationwide curfew by the Federal Government to ensure effective compliance.
“Our test centers are active and ready to handle cases with impressive turnaround time. We have cascaded our sample collection to all the 21 local government areas in the state.
“For the sake of emphasis, nobody should go to any market, public places, churches, schools, enter any transport, attend functions as stated above without properly wearing of facemasks.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, January 11, 2021, confirmed one thousand two hundred and forty-four news cases of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria.
NCDC in a post on its official Twitter account on Monday night, January 11, 2021, confirmed COVID-19 death cases to have risen to 1,361 in Nigeria with a total of 80,491 people already discharged.
See below a breakdown of the latest cases of the novel virus as confirmed by the Nigeria health agency.