The Anambra State Government on Sunday announced that all traffic across the Niger Bridge had been barred.
It also said vehicular movements to and fro the neighbouring Enugu State had been banned.
In a public service announcement by the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwwulobelu, it said Onitsha Head Bridge had been closed.
The announcement said, “Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed passage” through the borders.

It directed security agencies in the state to enforce the order with immediate effect.
The statement read in part, “This is to notify the people of Anambra State and motorists in the state and those wishing to pass through Anambra State that the Government of Delta state has announced closure of all its land borders with effect from Sunday, 29th of March, 2020.

 “Motorists are advised not to travel through the Niger Bridge Head, Onitsha to avoid putting pressure on the bridge. Motorists will not be able to drive into Delta State as a result of the border closure order in place.

 “The government of Anambra State is also announcing the closure of Onitsha Head Bridge with immediate effect to discourage vehicles queuing up on the bridge. The 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 borders with effect from Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

 “As a consequence, the government of Anambra State hereby reiterates its earlier directive for people to stay at home and observe strictly the coronavirus advisory and directives earlier issued.”


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