Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has announced the extension of the 14 days lockdown announced in the State by another 14 days.
The announcement was made in a state-wide broadcast by the Governor after the state witnessed its first Coronavirus case.
The National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had on Friday night announced that an index case had been registered in Anambra State, and that the carrier returned from Lagos State, before symptoms of the disease manifested on him.
Obiano in a special broadcast on Saturday warned that the lockdown will continue for another 14 days, and that security operatives will tighten security on the borders.
He said residents of the state who have any reason to move about must do so with facemask or risk arrest.
This time there will be no movement across the state by individuals and groups as only people on essential services are permitted to move around in the delivery of those services to the people.
The broadcast in part reads
“All boundaries with neighbouring states remain closed. There will be no vehicular or human traffic across all the boundaries of Anambra State. Only vehicles delivering essential services are permitted after a comprehensive check and authorization by security operatives at the boundaries.”
He urged Anambra citizens not to panic over the virus, saying that, it did not take the state by surprise.