Coronavirus: FCT Minister Orders Closure of Abuja Markets

The minister for the FCT has ordered the closure of all markets in the state following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

The minister made the announcement today and asked all churches, mosques and a few markets to please shut down leaving those who sell essential commodities alone.

The minister explained that containing the virus depended largely on personal choices, as he announced that the Federal Capital Territory Administration has raised an emergency response team to tackle the spread of the virus.

“Shops in the markets and neighbourhood centres in the FCT are to be shut to traders except those who sell essential commodities and medicines. However, pharmacies and supermarkets selling essential products and bakeries are to remain open but abide strictly by laid down measures.”

Workers on Grade level 1 to 12, have also been directed to work from home as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus.

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