Anambra state government has announced closure of 63 major markets in a bid to ensure coronavirus lockdown.
The commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr Son Adinuba, who disclosed this said the closure would take effect from Monday, March 31, 2020.
According to him, foodstuffs and medicine markets are exempted.
He said: “During the two-week closure, the people affected by the order are enjoined to stay indoors and maintain a high level of hygiene.
“They are also advised to maintain social distance by keeping away from persons by six feet, in addition to washing their hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and declining to hug or shake hands with any person.
“The Anambra State Taskforce on the Coronavirus, which comprises, among others, the Nigeria Police Force, Anambra Vigilante Group and other security and intelligence organizations, are directed to ensure strict compliance with the order closing down markets in the state.
“The closure is the last resort in the determination to promote the wellbeing and secure future of the people of Anambra State. The government deeply regrets the inconveniences which the order will cause.”