BREAKING: Gov. Obiano orders re-opening of schools in Anambra 1
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BREAKING: Gov. Obiano orders re-opening of schools in Anambra


The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has directed that all primary and secondary school teachers as well as civil and public servants in the state resume work on Monday, 4th of May, 2020.

Obiano made this known in a special public service announcement on easing the COVID 19 lockdown by the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu.

In the document made available to THE DAILY VENDOR, the governor said; “Pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching On Air through ABS radio, ABS TV and ABS online platforms”.

He added that compulsory wearing of face mask should be adhered to by all workers in the state, noting that visitors will not be allowed access into the state secretariat and other government offices if they are not in compliance with the directives.

The governor also state that these protocols must be followed at public gatherings, such as place of worship, market places, restaurants, bars, bus stops and all other such public places should not exceed 30 persons, washing of hands, social distancing including compulsory wearing of face masks.

“The places of worship should not sit more than 2 persons in a pier. Religious services should not last long. Vigils and other forms of religious night worship are not allowed this time”

Furthermore, Obiano stated that families are encouraged to bury their loved ones as soon as death occurs. “The burial should not involve more than 30 persons during which the guidelines on social distancing and wearing of face masks must be strictly observed”.

He urged Ndi Igwe, Presidents General of Town Unions, Community Leaders and Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly complied with and enforced. While observing strict personal hygiene protocols such as washing of hands regularly for 20 seconds each time, use of alcohol-based sanitizers, avoidance of hugs, kisses and hand-shakes as stipulated by the World Health Organizations (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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