Anambra closes Niger Bridgehead, land borders over coronavirus

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The Anambra State Government has announced that all its land boundaries with other states will be closed to human and vehicular traffic, beginning midnight on Monday, 30th March, 2020.

The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu who disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Sunday informed that the Government of Delta state had also announced the closure of all its land boundaries with effect from Sunday, 29th of March 2020.

In view of this, Chukwulobelu advised motorists not to travel through the Niger Bridgehead, Onitsha to avoid queuing and putting pressure on the bridge even as he stated that motorists would not be able to drive into Delta state as a result of the boundary closure order in place.

He said, “The government of Anambra state is also announcing the closure of Niger Bridgehead, through Upper Iweka to Zik’s Mausoleum from midnight on Monday, 30th March, 2020, to discourage vehicular and human movements.

“The members of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade) and other security agencies are hereby directed to enforce this.

“Motorists should also note that the government of Enugu state has announced the closure of its land boundaries with effect from Tuesday, 31st of March, 2020.

“Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed passage.

“The government of Anambra state hereby reiterates its earlier directive for people to stay at home and observe strictly the coronavirus advisory.”

Photo: Niger Bridgehead.

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