Anambra State Government has lifted the ban on burial and funeral ceremonies in the State.
Governor Willie Obiano, who announced this today, Friday, 1st May, 2020, stressed that such ceremonies must strictly be done in line with COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols. These include but are not limited to strictly enforcing a gathering of not more than 30 persons, wearing of face masks, washing of hands, social distancing, among others.
The Governor said that his administration is determined to find ways to mitigate the COVID-19 spread, and emphasized that corpses that arrived the state must be buried the same day and the accompanying relatives self-quarantined for fourteen days.
The Governor remarked that his administration is working hard to help people gradually return to normal life, and announced that, even though there is no active case of COVID-19 in the state, there will be an active launch of people with COVID-19 symptoms soon. He urged Ndi Anambra to cooperate accordingly, as contracting the virus is not a death sentence.
According to the Governor, teachers who will resume on Monday will be compulsorily training in readiness for reopening of schools, saying that Anambra has two centres which is still awaiting approval by the NCDC.
He added that the Federal Government will announce a curfew of 8pm to 6am, which Anambra State will enforce strictly.