Anambra State Government Suspends Curfew, Urges Ndi Anambra To Continue To Adhere To Covid-19 Guidelines
By Uche Nworah
Anambra state government has suspended the 9pm to 6am curfew, one of the measures introduced to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
The Secretary to Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said that the state COVID-19 Task Force had reported an increase in the observance of COVID-19 preventive guidelines in the state, hence the decision to suspend the curfew.
“It has been observed that Ndi Anambra and residents have become conscious of the threat to life that COVID-19 poses. There is appreciable compliance to the Covid-19 preventive guidelines issued by the government. We are not relenting, as we shall continue with our various interventions, including public enlightenment, engagement with market leaders, churches, hospitals and caregivers, and other stakeholders with the aim of stopping the spread of the virus in our state”, Prof Chukwulobelu said.
Continuing, he said that, “Governor Willie Obiano has directed the suspension of the curfew with effect from 6am, Saturday, 13th February, 2021. However, it is important that our people continue to adhere to the guidelines earlier issued; (1) wearing a protective facemask when in public places and outdoors.
(2) maintaining social distancing at public gatherings (3) washing hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds each time (4) using hand sanitizers regularly (5) If you suspect that you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, or feel unwell, contact the nearest hospital immediately. Do not self-medicate”.
Concluding, Prof. Chukwulobelu reminded that, “Mobile courts have already been set up to try those who violate these guidelines”.
Buhari’s Ear Defection has Returned – Aide
Buhari Aide Confirms Presidency ear infection Returns, Can’t Broadcast Live And travels abroad for Treatment For Now.
The latest development is coming on the heels of persistent denial by the presidency regarding president Buhari’s ear infection History. Adesina had on Saturday debunked the media reports describing it as a figment of the writer’s imagination and that presidency already treated the health problem in 2017.
According to the statement, “During the holiday, he will see an ENT specialist for a persistent ear infection. Buhari was examined by his personal physician and an ENT specialist in Abuja but both doctors recommended a further evaluation purely as a precaution. The doctors also advice he need quite time to heal and advice him not to stress himself with live event.
Get Free Health Care By Dialing 112, Says Health Minister.
The Federal Government says it is set to launch an emergency medical and ambulance service across the country.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, revealed this during a retreat organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services on the amendment of the 2014 National Health Act.
According to the Minister, the Federal Government is pulling all ambulances together to form the National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System (NEMAS), which will be launched within the next month.
Dr. Osagie said by dialing the emergency code 112, Nigerians can access emergency ambulance service within minutes, at no cost.
Lagos State Govt Seals Supermarket At Ogba For Displaying Expired Products
LASCOPA SEALS SUPERMARKET AT OGBA FOR DISPLAYING EXPIRED PRODUCTS
As part of efforts to rid the State of all forms of unwholesome products and ensure that consumers’ rights are protected, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) on Thursday sealed Home Affairs Supermarket located at 21, Ijaye Road, Ogba.
Speaking on the enforcement exercise, General Manager of LASCOPA, Mr. Afolabi Solebo Esq., disclosed that the supermarket was sealed for displaying expired products, such as Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnut) and Frozen foods, on their shelves for possible sale to unsuspecting consumers.
He noted that despite several public enlightenment campaigns and warnings by LASCOPA, Store managers still sell expired and hazardous products which are inimical to human health in contravention of the State government’s directives on the sale of unwholesome goods.
Solebo said, “I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area. On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf”.
He noted that the Agency had to seal Home Affairs Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the State, adding that LASCOPA would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.
While charging consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the State where expired products are sold, he enjoined residents to submit their complaints free of charge by visiting the office of LASCOPA at 2b, Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja or send correspondence to the Agency’s e-mail addresses: lascopa@lagosstate dot gov dot ng and firstname.lastname@example.org for necessary action.
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