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Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by NwekeUG(m): 1:25pm On Apr 11, 2020
Covid-19: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case

IgbereTV reports that the government of Anambra State has extended the Covid-19 lockdown in the state after recording its first case of Covid-19 on Friday.

According to IgbereTV reports, the Anambra State governor, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano on Saturday, April 11, 2020, during a special broadcast on Covid-19 in the state stated that the lockdown in the state has been extended by two weeks with more strict measures.

Read the broadcast below.

Ndi Anambra ekenem unu.

I want to update you on the latest developments in our efforts against Coronavirus in Anambra State.
First, I have to thank you all for complying with the directive on the Covid-19 pandemic in Anambra State. I must thank the traders in all the 63 major markets in Anambra State for heeding the directive on the closure of our markets. I also thank the traditional rulers, leaders of the church, the PGs and other community leaders who have assisted the government in ensuring that people comply with the directives from the state. However, as it has turned out, the fight has just started!

Anambra’s 1st Covid-19 Case:
Ndi Anambra, I regret to announce that despite our proactive measures to insulate our dear state from this pandemic, we recorded the first case of Coronavirus in the state yesterday. The index case came in from Lagos. He has been placed in one of our Protective Care Centers. At the same time, we have commenced aggressive Contact Tracing to ensure that everyone he came in contact with is brought into the net for a professional handling that will save lives.
Ndi Anambra, I urge you not to panic over this. It did not take us by surprise. We are adequately prepared to handle the situation. We have trained enough manpower on how to handle Covid-19 cases and our Protective Care Centers are among the best in the country at the moment. On the strength of this, I urge you to stand strong in prayer and faith. We shall flatten the curve on this case to prevent further spread of the virus.

Measures to Prevent Further Spread:
Ndi Anambra, following the recording of the first case of Coronavirus in Anambra State, it has become extremely necessary to tighten the measures we had taken earlier on the pandemic. To achieve that, we shall take the following steps –
1. The restriction on movement is hereby extended by two weeks. This time, we are placing a comprehensive Lock down on Anambra State. We shall not tolerate any movement across the state by individuals and groups. Only people on essential services are permitted to move around in the delivery of those services to the people. Ndi Anambra are advised to stay indoors to avoid getting contaminated by this virus. The security agencies will enforce the restriction on movement this time and they have my authorization to make arrests where necessary to keep our dear state safe.

2. 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.

3.Frequent washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds as well as the regular use of hand sanitizers are strongly recommended. In fact, everyone is expected to carry a hand sanitizer with him or her at any given time.

4.Everyone is expected to stay indoors with their families and loved ones. However, anyone who wishes to step outdoors for any reason at all must wear a face mask. Anyone who violates this directive stands a chance of arrest and prosecution.

5.Handshaking, hugging and all other forms of physical contact are strongly discouraged. Ndi Anambra are also advised to minimize contact with door handles and hand rails and commonly used surfaces in different locations.

6.A distance of 6-feet must be maintained during interaction with people. Everyone is advised to keep a reasonable social distance when holding a conversation with someone else.

7.Ndi Anambra are advised to contact the Anambra State Public Health Emergency Operation Center immediately (PHEOC) once they feel unwell. The PHEOC numbers are ‪08030953771‬, ‪08145434416‬, ‪08117567363‬, ‪08058967320‬.

Update on Preventive Care Centers:
Our 250-bed Preventive Care Center at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Mbaukwu/Umuawulu and the 16-bed Preventive Care Centre at the General Hospital Onitsha are all up and running at the moment. The two Surge Centers at Ekwulobia General Hospital and Umueri General Hospital that Fidelity Bank and Access Bank offered to equip are almost ready too. So, we are prepared to give ourselves a fighting chance against this pandemic.
Gratitude to Donors
Ndi Anambra, it gives me great joy to see that this pandemic has brought out our well known communal spirit. I am impressed with the way our socially responsible brothers and sisters have responded to the economic hardship imposed by Coronavirus on us all by handing out relief materials and money to their neighbours. That is one of the ways we can ensure strict compliance with the principles of social distancing and overcome this plague. I must thank everyone who has shown compassion to his/her neighbour during this period. That is the spirit of the season. It is also the spirit of Easter!

Similarly, I must express our profound gratitude to those who have donated money and other material support to boost our efforts at the state level. So far, we have received the following donations in cash and equipment from the following people:

* UBA Plc – N28, 500,000
* Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo- N10M
* Ibeto Petrochemical – N10M
* J. I Ejison of Ejison International Ltd - N5M
* Dr. Clem Nwogbo (Awka Millennium City)N5M
* Chief Ejeson Ukeje N5M
* Chief Daniel Chukwudozie (Dozzy Oil) N2M
* Senator Victor Umeh N2M
* His Royal Highness, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu (Igwe Ojoto) N1M
* Ezeemo Godwin Chukwunenye N500,000
* Obinna Okechukwu Nwosu N3000
* 7Com Enterprises N2000
* Chief Chidi Anyaegbu (Chisco) N10M
* Aguleri World Forum N2M
* Dr Godwin Okafor (WINCO Foam) N2M
* Cutix Plc, Medical equipment and supplies
* Ozo Jude Agumadu (Baby Awka) N500,000
* Soludo Support Group N1M
* Chief Barrister Hyacinth Maduagwu N1M
* Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye (APGA National Chairman) N3M
* United Anambra Youth Assembly (U-AYA) and United Anambra Women Assembly (U-AWA) N1M
* Juhel Plc, Chloroquine phosphate that can treat 2,500 patients
* Dr Ernest Obiejesi (Obijackson Group) 4000 Facial Masks and 900 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
* Traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe Mark Anthony Chinedu Elibe Okonkwo 50 cartons of hospital equipment comprising doctors’ gloves,face masks and shoes, and a carton of oxygen equipment.
* Pharmacutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN, Anambra State Chapter) Medical supplies
* Pharmacist Alex Onyido (Igwe of Ogidi) N1M and drug supplies.
* ASUU (Owerri Zone) Medical Items
* Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ventilator, Oxygen Concentrator, Body Suits and Safety Eyewears
* Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Medical supplies
* Other illustrious indigenes of the state that have pledged to assist the government with Personal Protection Equipment and other medical supplies are Prince Engineer Arthur Eze, Dr Cosmas Maduka, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson), Sir Emeka Offor, Emma Bishop Okonkwo (Ekulo Group) and Chief Allen Onyema (Air Peace).

Ndi Anambra, we are still appealing for donations to boost our capacity to overcome Coronavirus. We especially need ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment like gloves, goggles for the eyes, apparels and masks. Whatever support we get in this area shall be highly appreciated.

Umu nnem, now that we have the first recorded incident in Anambra State, our fight against Coronavirus has just started. All hands must be on deck to stamp the pandemic out of our beloved state. Ndi Anambra, I have no doubt that if we work together, we shall win this race.

God bless Anambra State
God bless Nigeria

Dalunu

http://igberetvnews.com/1347206/covid-19-anambra-extends-lockdown-tightens-measures-recording-first-covid-19-case/

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Ninethmare: 1:35pm On Apr 11, 2020
Anambra has always been lucky with good Governors
I know Obiano can handle this
may God grant wisdom to our leaders during this difficult time

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by BankyGee(m): 1:36pm On Apr 11, 2020
Hmmm... HUNGVID-20 will switch more people off in this country than COVID-19 ahswear

Federal Government...

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by baralatie(m): 1:44pm On Apr 11, 2020
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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by messicruzzy1: 4:41pm On Apr 11, 2020
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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by DesignHave: 4:41pm On Apr 11, 2020
shocked

Only. This is serious
Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Dpharisee: 4:42pm On Apr 11, 2020
I see many people especially Afonjarudeens posting account numbers here about hunger for just one week lockdown, meanwhile some of them on other posts will condemn Igbos and get angry when someone writes 'Igbo Amaka'.
Why don't they send their account numbers to NSIP sharing money since they voted Buhari twice?

Also, Why shouldn't Igbo Amaka when their parents and relations endured 3 years of starvation due to blockade by Nigeria supported by Awolowo, survived it and came out to produce people doing well in various fields across the world who deserves to be celebrated.
Chestbeating is never a crime and Igbos will continue to chestbeat and shout IGBO AMAKAAAAAAA cheesy grin grin

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by chrisifeanyi: 4:42pm On Apr 11, 2020
God airpus

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Ohraykon: 4:43pm On Apr 11, 2020
Covid 419 una doooh oooo grin

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Hakeem12(m): 4:43pm On Apr 11, 2020
If possible, house to house checks should be conducted too, some people are asymptomatic, and the virus could be spreading silently. Like the WHO said, test, test, and test

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Wyzkyd(m): 4:43pm On Apr 11, 2020
All the cases are now traced to Lagos. God abeg help we lagosians.

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Nathphil(m): 4:44pm On Apr 11, 2020
Yanmiriflathead:
As an Igbo man from Anambra state I believe this case of covid19 in Anambra is a concocted tale propagated by gov obiano and the PDP to embezzle scarce resources that should be channelled to treating real covid19 patients in Abuja and Lagos State. May God purnish these evil governor's and their gullible supporters.

Something must be wrong with you. Which Igbo man are you

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by olu122: 4:44pm On Apr 11, 2020
Haaaa

How will they survive

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by rawtouch: 4:44pm On Apr 11, 2020
angry wink
it's about to go down, lockdown will be extended nationwide for a month, robbery and stealing and looting will begin, those in authority will be eaten raw by the poor masses

lock your doors, don't go out when it's late, avoid walking alone and sending your children on errands


sipping my alcoholic malt

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Vikelo1212: 4:44pm On Apr 11, 2020
most of them in Anambra are still doubting this covid19. Thank God for the govt who is taking it very serious by applying all the necessary measures.



Willy is working.

May God protect everyone of us.

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by festacman(m): 4:45pm On Apr 11, 2020
"Ndi Anambra, I urge you not to panic over this. It did not take us by surprise. We are adequately prepared to handle the situation."

Now, that's reassuring from Gov. Obiano

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by koxyz: 4:45pm On Apr 11, 2020
If he had done the right thing from the beginning maybe we would not be having this case at hand

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Shegzy8(m): 4:45pm On Apr 11, 2020
Good day nairalanders. Please, I am in need!! I've exhausted all the cash and foodstuff I have during this lockdown. I came out some days back and a good Samaritan helped me with something(1,400 naira). I appreciate his effort, but it was unable to sustain me and my family. I've no means to get money or foodstuff, I'm a photographer and I can't earn cause all events has been postponed. Please any good Samaritan can ask for my account details. God bless
Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Solidkay(m): 4:45pm On Apr 11, 2020
I just pity the populace,
the rate at which people are breaking into provision stores in Ogun and Lagos State respectively is now at a very high rate.

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Sofistcatdmoron: 4:46pm On Apr 11, 2020
Afonja cant stay in one place

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Abdulrahmann100: 4:46pm On Apr 11, 2020
They said that prevention is far better than to be curing.. May almighty God safe us and all our relatives from the virus amen
Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Nobody: 4:46pm On Apr 11, 2020
Normal Level. some states a6te cashing out big time.

very soon you will hear all the governors claiming they have in their states, just because they need funds for pocket.

The thunder way go strike them they do press up first

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Nobody: 4:47pm On Apr 11, 2020
Akagum donations... Funny!
Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Nobody: 4:47pm On Apr 11, 2020
Wyzkyd:
All the cases are now traced to Lagos. God abeg help we lagosians.
Prophet of Doom. It will not End in Tears.

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Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by ebujany(m): 4:47pm On Apr 11, 2020
Mad o
Re: Anambra Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case by Konji3368: 4:47pm On Apr 11, 2020
God Please have mercy on 9ja before hunger go kill person

well the lord is my strength

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