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We won’t relent in COVID-19 fight – Obiano

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ANAMBRA State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that his administration will not relent in the fight against the global pandemic, no matter its cost.

  The governor made the promise today in a special statewide broadcast to ndi Anambra on the looming second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Reiterating government’s commitment to containing the pandemic from further spreading in the state, while taking the people down memory lane on his administration’s previous efforts to rout the scourge, Gov. Obiano recommended more vigilance from residents.

  “Once again, it has become necessary to address you on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently sweeping across the world. Ndi Anambra, this threat is not only real but even more deadly. It is more deadly because after struggling with the pandemic for nine months, we have dropped our level of vigilance and returned to our normal lives. But the virus has not gone away. On the contrary, it has come back with renewed viciousness. And it is claiming many lives because our people are not complying with the COVID-19 protocols,” he said.

  The governor reminded the people that it was the state’s readiness to deal with emergencies from the outset of the pandemic that made Anmabra one of the states with lowest nationwide casualty toll.

  The governor, therefore, urged the people not to be taken unawares by the looming second wave of COVID-19.

  Towards this end, Gov. Obiano directed all government offices must observe the standard COVID-19 protocols of washing of hands at the entrance, wearing of face masks, regular use of hand sanitisers and strict observance of social distancing with nobody allowed into any government premises without properly wearing a face mask as no one should step outside their homes without wearing a face mask.

  Gov. Obiano also reiterated that the ban on nightclubs is still firmly in place, and directed hotels to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols with not more than 50 people allowed in any public gathering.

  He further directed COVID-19 Action Teams in all our 61 markets to ensure full compliance with the standard protocols, adding that schools in Anambra will re-open after two weeks from today to enable the principals and teachers prepare for the return of our children.

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