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Violators of COVID-19 rules risk jail – Adinuba

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ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, has frowned against flouting of government’s directives for people to wear face masks and observe other protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a stern warning that the culprits risk arrest and prosecution for such lawless actions.

    Adinuba read the riot act during a press interview at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, and asserted that the partial lifting of the lockdown rules by the state government did not mean an end to the ongoing fight to ward off the rampaging global scourge in the state, and advised Ndi Anambra to remain vigilant as the COVID-19 pandemic still lurks around the corner in other neighbouring states.

    He confirmed that closure of borders into the state would still continue until further notice including social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as using of sanitisers and face masks always to be safe and alive.

The commissioner also confirmed that the state government placed order for the production of three million face masks for distribution to the populace while all political appointees equally donated 200 pieces of face masks to their respective town unions in support of the fight against COVID-19.

 To ensure strict compliance with the government’s directives, Mr. Adinuba said that joint teams of Nigeria Police, Army, Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Anambra Vigilante Group, Ocha Brigade and other law-enforcement agencies still mount all-round check-points at the six major border points and several other link roads with neighbouring states of Enugu, Delta, Imo and Rivers States at Ogwu-Ikpele axis in Ogbaru LGA.

    He commended their sense of patriotism and cooperation with the state government in the sustained efforts to nip the rampaging COVID-19 scourge, while also applauding journalists and other members of the press for giving their best in dissemination of information and public awareness campaign to fight the global pandemic.

    Commissioner Adinuba finally thanked Governor Obiano for providing palliative assistance to the masses, especially his donation of 200 bags of rice for media practitioners in the state to help them cushion the hardship occasioned by the scourge while also initiating proactive steps to avert its outbreak in the state. 

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