The Anambra State Government has ordered the closure of private and public motor parks in the state, bare hours after the index case for COVID-19 was announced.
Sources say the index case, who was in Adazi Nnukwu in the Anaocha Local Government in the state, suddenly disappeared, throwing officials into panic.
“After the result was made known, the patient disappeared”, a source told Punch.
In a public service announcement Saturday, the commissioner for transport in the state, Christian Madubuko, said anybody who would disobey the motor parks closure order would “incur the wrath of government.”
The statement read in part;
“The ministry of transport wishes to inform all owners and managers of public and private parks in Anambra State that all parks are hereby closed.
“This is to ensure the containment and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
“Please, all concerned must adhere to this directive with immediate effect. Anyone who goes contrary to this directive will incur the wrath of government.”
The index case reportedly came to the state from Lagos – Nigeria’s epicentre of the pandemic.