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Anambra govt relaxes COVID-19 lockdown, orders reopening of churches, markets

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, Saturday relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

However, the governor said the state’s borders would remain closed and asked religious and commercial organizations to resume activities.

Obiano, who announced the relaxation of the lockdown in a statewide broadcast, said worshippers must wear face masks and observe all safety and preventive measures as prescribed by health experts.

The governor ordered the opening of food and drug markets in the state with immediate effect.

Obiano also said he would meet with the leadership of the market associations in the state on Monday, noting that date for the reopening of schools and the state civil service would be announced soon.

He said: “Worshippers must wear facemasks and enforce all World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines during worship, including regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitisers and social distancing.

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“Movements around Anambra have been relaxed, but all boundaries of the state remain closed.”

Anambra State has one confirmed case of COVID-19.

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