Delta State government have announced new period for the curfew it imposed on the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Delta State government in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government Chiedu Ebie Esq said the curfew has now been moved from 7:00pm- 6:00am to 10:00pm-5:30am.
Also the State government approved the resumption of normal trading activities in all markets across the 25 Local Government Areas of the State.
Albeit, 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 State government said it will not hesitate to shit down any bars, beer parlours and eateries who violates the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The statement which was made available to Integritywatchdog reads as follows;
“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.”
Delta State recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 as at 9:00am Thursday bringing the total numbers of confirmed cases to 1,621.
The State have discharged 1,435 COVID-19 patient with 141 active cases with 45 death.