Kelvin Peter – Warri

The Warri South local government of Delta state has said that anyone caught without face mask in public places within the council area, will face prosecution as a result of a new law enacted in the State.

The council also stated that Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays remain market days for now.

The Chairman of the Local Government, Dr. Michael Tidi, disclosed this at the council secretariat in Warri, while addressing union leaders and representatives of major markets.

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“Leaders of the market unions should set up their internal taskforce to ensure compliance with the advisory on social/physical distancing in the markets.”

“Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, remain the only days that markets will open in the local government area.”

“Those selling their wares along roads within the markets’ premises, should sell at their homes for the time being, so as to allow for social distancing.”

“There should be immediate distribution of face masks to the market union leaders and representatives.”

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“Traders, security agents, media practitioners, artisans and commercial drivers, will be given priority in the distribution of the face masks made available by the state government.”

“Some of the face masks, would be distributed through councilors representing the 19 wards in the council.

“My administration in collaboration with security agencies, will supervise the operations of the internal taskforces to be established by the market unions, in the determination to ensure full compliance of the advisory on social distancing, Dr. Tidi said.”