The Anambra State Home of Meeting has handed an govt invoice geared toward stopping the unfold of COVID-19 and different harmful infectious illnesses within the state.
The invoice cited because the COVID-19 and different harmful infectious illnesses, prevention and eradication legislation 2020, was handed by the parliament throughout an emergency sitting on Thursday, April 16 with strict commentary of all preventive measures together with hygiene and social distancing.
Talking after the passage of the invoice into legislation, the Speaker of the Home, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, introduced the brand new legislation to the folks of the state.
Mr. Okafor whereas describing coronavirus as a virulent disease stated the invoice is geared toward making certain the containment and eradication of COVID-19 and different harmful infectious illnesses within the State.
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He, subsequently, requested residents to stick strictly to it, warning that penalties together with imprisonment will probably be served on those that don’t adjust to the legislation.
On his half, the Majority chief of the Home and member representing Awka South constituency, Nnamdi Okafor, famous that the brand new legislation will complement the directives already offered by the federal government to fight the illness within the state.
A number of the directives embrace the closure of state boundaries, restriction of actions, complete however short-term lockdown, restriction on public gatherings, social distancing in addition to private hygiene and security well being measures amongst others.
The Home additionally arrange a ten-man committee often called the Home of Meeting COVID-19 Remark Workforce headed by the Deputy Speaker, Dr. Pascal Agbodike.
The Invoice stipulates that anyone who violates any of the provisions of 5 to 9 directives commits an offence and is liable on abstract conviction to a positive of 100 thousand naira or a time period of one-month imprisonment.