Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Health News Politics

COVID-19: Anambra State Assembly shut for 3 weeks over fear of pandemic

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday adjourned plenary for three weeks to allow fumigation of offices and surroundings of the Assembly complex, as fear of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic heightened in the State.

Anambra has recorded 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of the number, 51 were treated and discharged, nine have died while six are active cases.

The resolution for a break was reached at an executive session, and was announced by Speaker of the House, Mr Uche Okafor, during plenary.

Governor  Willie Obiano, had in a broadcast on June 11, said that Awka South Local Government Area, where the Assembly Complex is situated, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Okafor said: ” We want the whole of the assembly complex to be fumigated. We all know that cases of COVID-19 is rising in the state and most of the cases are domicile in Awka South where we are staying.

“The leadership of the House met and agreed that all offices and surroundings of the complex should be fumigated to prevent incidences of COVID-19 in the House.

“And when we resume on July 14, we will strictly enforce the precautionary measures as stipulated in the COVID-19 Law that we passed.”

The speaker urged members to sensitise their constituents on the need to adhere to the stipulated precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease in the state.

“COVID-19 is real;  let us take the message home to our constituents. We need to wear our face masks regularly to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” Okafor said.

Advertize With Us

See Also

WHO ends 2-day global scientific summit to track progress on COVID-19 R&D, identifies new research priorities and critical gaps

Global Upfront

Nigeria’s COVID-19 new infections skyrocket to 550 on Tuesday, highest since August 23

Global Upfront

Anglican Church To Float National Football Team – Primate Ndukuba

Global Upfront

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Friday

Global Upfront

Beware, Nigeria records highest single day new COVID-19 infections with 930 cases

Global Upfront

Mozambique admits presence of ISIL-affiliated fighters

Global Upfront

In rush to justify blacklisting 6 Palestinian Civil Society groups, Israel makes claims it hasn’t yet proved

Global Upfront

Late General Attahiru, 10 others buried at National Military Cemetery, Abuja amidst tears, sobbing

Global Upfront

Banditry has dented Nigeria’s image, says Farida Waziri

Global Upfront

Floods Force Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists’ Relocation From Enclaves In Sambisa Forest, Runs Short Of Food, Weapons, Surrender In Droves

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More