BY SUNNY DAVID
The government of Anambra state has taken a decision against Agbaedo new spare parts market in Nnewi for violating COVID-19 protocols. The market was shut down for one week.
The state commissioner for trade and commerce, Uchenna Okafor, said in a press statement at the weekend that the closure was a result of failure to comply with COVID-19 preventive protocols.
The statement said both traders and customers failed to abide by the directive, hence the market was closed down for one week with immediate effect.
Governor Obiano also requested that the officials of the market appear before the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala for retraining and recertification, within the period of the closure.
Part of the release read, “Following the non-compliance to the COVID-19 safety protocols by the Agbaedo new motor spare parts market, Nnewi, His Excellency the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has ordered for the closure of the market.”
Anambra State has recently been posting high COVID-19 positive cases. The governor has as a result of this imposed a nine hours curfew on the state, which begins on Monday