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COVID-19: People stranded at Onitsha Head Bridge



FOLLOWING Delta State Government’s total lockdown to avoid the spread Coronavirus, a lot of passengers were stranded at the various borders of the state.

  The areas mostly affected are the Onitsha-Asaba Head Bridge, Asaba-Benin Road, Asaba Warri Road and AsabaIllah Road.

  At least more than 2000 travelers were stranded at Onitsha Head Bridge in the late evening of Tuesday waiting to trek down to Asaba since no vehicle enters or leaves Asaba.

  Some travelers from Illah and Benin allegedly found their ways through path roads in the bush to get to Asaba.

  Justifying the enforcement, the state Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu said total enforcement started on yesterday, stressing that it is aimed at restriction of movement from state to state.

  While commending the security operations on the level of their preparedness, he urged them to exhibit best professional conduct in the discharge of their duties.

  “The lockdown has become necessary to contain the disease from spreading. All ceremonies including burial must be kept low and attended by family members”.

  “The 14 days stay at home directive has become necessary to prevent the pandemic and contain transmission. Though the state has not recorded any incident, every precaution, any measure is being put in place to ensure that even when any case is reported, it will be managed effectively”.

  Meanwhile all markets, shops and government offices have been shutdown. There is no movement of people except those on essential duties including journalist and media workers.

Anambra State Government also ordered shutdown of Onitsha end of the Bridge to contain Coronavirus pandemic and to restrict movement from state to state.

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