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Workers resume in Anambra

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WORKERS in Anambra State public and civil service yesterday resumed normal duties.

  The resumption came after over one month partial absence that arose from the stay-at-home order introduced to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

  Workers were seen complying with enforcement of protective measures at various public offices in Awka and environs.

At Jerome Udorji State Secretariat, it was observed that there was strict enforcement of state government’s preventive guidelines on COVID-19 as no one was allowed access into the complex without wearing a face mask. They were also observing hand washing practice, social distancing and use of alcohol based hand sanitisers as a matter of routine. Temperature check with infrared thermometre was equally ongoing at major entrances into the secretariat.

  At Awka South Council Secretariat, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) and Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA), for instance, those preventive measures were also being enforced among staff and visitors who were given face masks.

Speaking in an interview, Head of Anambra Civil Service, Harry Udu expressed satisfaction with the attitude of workers who were keeping to the directives.He assured them of Gov. Willie Obiano’s preparedness to fend off the pandemic from Anambra State, especially by ensuring the safety of the entire work force.

  Some of the workers who spoke to newsmen including, Ozo Ugochukwu Ezeani, Nwabueze Ken Nwabueze and Sabina Izuora, expressed joy over the ease of the lockdown and pledged to support in Anambra fight against COVID-19.

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