Delta govt shifts curfew hours, opens market in 25LGAs
By Ebi Perekeme
The Delta state government has rescinded its earlier curfew policy in the state from 7:00pm to 6:00am to a new period of 10:00pm to 5:30am.
This was coming after the GbaramatuVoice, the leading and most trusted newspapers in the Niger Delta, published that residents in the state were not finding it easy with the 7pm to 6am curfew.
In a ‘Government Special Announcement’ on Aug. 13 and signed by the state’s SSG, Chiedu Ebie,Esq., “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”.