THE Delta State government has relaxed curfew imposed following the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also ordered the reopening of markets in the state.
Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG) Chiedu Ebie, in a statement on Thursday, said: “It is hereby announced for the information of the 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 7:00 pm to 6:00 am to a new period of 10:00pm to 5:30am.”
“Furthermore, the government has approved the resumption of normal trading activities in all markets across the 25 local government areas.
“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 the 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 the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, which include wearing of face mask, maintaining physical and social distancing as well as regular washing of hands to curtail the spread of the virus.