The Anambra State Government has embarked on fumigation of all major markets in the area as part of efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus, Lassa Fever and other infectious diseases.
At the commencement of the programme at the Onitsha Main Market, the State Commissioner for Health, Doctor Vincent Okpala said that the fumigation was aimed at checking the spread of coronavirus and to eliminate rodents that could cause Lassa Fever and other diseases.
Doctor Okpala who expressed joy that no case of COVUD-19 had been confirmed in the State, maintained that the fumigation was one of the steps taken to make the environment safe for citizens.
He noted that the fumigation exercise would be carried out in all the sixty three major markets in the State.
The Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Tourism, Mr Uchenna Okafor, while applauding the Government for the level of commitment shown to save the lives of the people, believed that the exercise would go a long way in containing the spread of any virus in the area. He appealed to the people to ensure that they complied with Government’s directive to stay at home to stamp out COVID-19 in the country.
Some of the market leaders, commended the present administration in the State for the love it had shown to traders. The first point of call during the fumigation exercise was Onitsha Main Market, followed by Eke Awka Market.