FOLLOWING comprehensive lockdown of the state to prevent spread of the virus as a result of the recorded index case of the Coronavirus pandemic in Anambra State, some residents of the state have called on government to tighten indiscriminate movement of people.
Reacting to the development, a resident of Onitsha metropolis, Anosike Martin PhD, notes: “the fact remains that prevention is better than cure.
The lockdown is imperative now, if the virus is not properly curtailed or rather eradicated, our case may be worse than those of some other states.
“We shall need to adhere strictly to the directives to prevent spread of the pandemic.”
Mr John Onochie, staff member of Federal Ministry of Information added that the lock down was necessary but that urgent palliatives would be needed from government to support people in difficulty.
“This will be the third week running, when people had been hoping to at least do one or two businesses. Partial lockdown could have been better but for the index case.
“The virus is here; total lockdown is best solution to stop it from spreading in communities,” he said, insisting that people should be arrested depending on the symptoms they show; you can’t apprehend someone down with mere malaria.
A resident of Nkpor, Mrs Juliana Eke, criticised some security operatives at Anambra boarders, who connive to let people in, violating the ban on movement.
Chief Emmanuel Okoye, Dealer in Building Materials, commended the governor for the lockdown, noting that the effort was geared toward saving lives of Ndi Anambra.
“You cannot neglect life to hunt for money; life is priority, only the living and healthy can hustle for money or any business.