BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State government has commenced the training of Markets and Parks COVID-19 Task Force members, ahead of next week’s re-opening of 63 major Markets in the State.
The training which took place at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre Awka attracted the Task Force members from the 63 Major Markets in the State.
The Task Force is made up of members of all the major Markets in Anambra State, whose job is to ensure total adherence to all stipulated coronavirus preventive guidelines in all the Markets.
Addressing members of the Task Force during the training, the Secretary to the Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said that the Task Force team will ensure that all Markets are orderly and also keep to the World Health Organization and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control preventive guidelines, as a prerequisite for opening of Markets by the State government.
The Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, warned that any market that failed to obey and follow the preventive guidelines will be shut down immediately, as government is highly determined to ensure that the State does not record any case of COVID-19 again.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okplala took the participants on basic medical hygiene, what they need to know about Coronavirus, mode of transmission and the best way to prevent it and expressed optimism that members of the Task Force team will do a great job.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on General Hospital, Mrs. Nwamaka Arinze, the Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Market Affairs, Mr. Sunday Nwasah as well as an official of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control were present during the training.

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