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Anambra establishes mobile court for pandemic guideline violators

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 ANAMBRA has established mobile courts to prosecute violators of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines against spreading COVID-19 in the state.

  Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba said those to be prosecuted include people not wearing facemasks, violators of social distancing protocol and interstate travel ban among others.

  According to Adinuba, the state is moving along the line to protect ndi Anambra from harmful effect of careless behaviours of others.

  “The details of how the mobile courts will carry out their duties are being worked out by the Ministry of Justice. We will continue to work together to make Anambra State remain the safest place in Nigeria and elsewhere in every sense. God bless Anambra State, the Light of the Nation,” he said.

  Explaining further, the commissioner added that government has also decided to set up a COVID-19 Task Force in each of the 326 wards in the state and that members will comprise Ministry of Health Liaison Officers, officers in charge of primary healthcare in the wards, youth and women leaders, development ward chairmen and councilors of the ward who will be heads.

  “Both task forces are to take to the grassroots the message of the dangers of COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the contagion. In view of the above, members of our various communities are enjoined to provide relevant information to the task forces in the LGAs and in the 326 wards in Anambra State.

Relevant information includes the presence of strangers in their midst, the return of persons who have in the last two weeks been to states with high incidences of the coronavirus pandemic and individuals who exhibit such COVID-19 symptoms as dry cough, constant sneezing and shortness of breath.

They may report such cases to their community leaders like Town Union Presidents General and Traditional Rulers,” Adinuba continued.

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