The government of Anambra state on Saturday relaxed the lockdown earlier imposed on the state as it has recorded just one case of the corona virus. The governor, Willie Obiano in his remark said:
“With regards to religious groups, leaders of the church should ensure that worshippers comply with the standards protocols of COVID-19 which includes wearing of face masks to church, use of hand sanitizers, social distancing and regular washing of hands.
Church leaders should decide how best to conduct mass and service in strict adherence to the principles of social distancing to ensure that worshippers are not endangered. Please note that there should be no crusades and vigils for the time being.
All food and drug markets in the state are to open with immediate effect.
I will meet with market leaders on Monday, 27th April, for further discussion. When to re-open the schools as well as when civil servants will be allowed to go back to offices will be announced soon.”
Anambra’s index case has so far tested negative.