By Binebai Princewill
The Delta State Government has further relaxed its curfew from an earlier period of 7:00pm to 6:00am to a new period of 10:00pm to 5:30am.
This was disclosed to newsmen via a Government special announcement, signed and circulated to newsmen in Asaba by Chiedu Ebie,Esq, secretary to the state Government (SSG), a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper earlier today.
The statement had also admonished Deltans to continue to adhere to the safety measures provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
The statement reads in full below:
Government Special Announcement
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly Deltans and residents in the State that Delta State Government has adjusted the curfew earlier imposed in the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the earlier period of 7:00pm to 6:00am to a new period of 10:00pm to 5:30am.
Furthermore, Government has approved the resumption of normal trading activities in all markets across the 25 Local Government Areas of the State. However, Cinemas, Bars in Hotels and Beer Parlours remain closed while restaurants and eateries are to continue to serve their customers on take away basis, even as government would not hesitate to shut them down if they are observed to be in breach of the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The State Government urges Deltans and residents to continue to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines which include wearing of facemask, maintaining physical and social distancing as well as regular washing of hands in order to curtail the spread of the Virus.