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Lockdown: Delta Reverts Curfew Time, Declares All Markets Open

The Delta state government has readjusted the curfew time from 7pm to 6am to 10pm to 5:30am, Daily Report Nigeria can confirm.

The curfew which was imposed as a preventive measure against the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus had been greeted with disdain in recent times particularly as policemen in the state turned it to a conduit pipe, extorting suspected defaulters of large sums of money.

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In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr Chiedu Ebie, the government also declared all markets across the 25 LGAs in the state open for business.

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According to the statement, Cinemas, Bars in Hotels and Beer Parlours remain closed while restaurants and eateries are to continue to serve their customers on take away basis.

The statement warned that the government will not hesitate to shutdown any defaulters, while advising all to practice the recommended preventive measures against the spread of the lethal virus.

The statement reads;
“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.”

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Written by Tare Magbei

Tare Magbei is a media practitioner with Daily Report Nigeria.

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