Delta has relaxed curfew imposed on the state following the COVID-19 pandemic. It further ordered the reopening of all the markets in the state.

Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Chiedu Ebie in a statement on Thursday said: “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly Deltans and residents in the State that Delta State Government has adjusted the curfew earlier imposed in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the earlier period of 7:00pm to 6:00am to a new period of 10:00pm to 5:30am.

“Furthermore, government has approved the resumption of normal trading activities in all markets across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state.

“However, cinemas, bars in hotels and beer parlours remain closed while restaurants and eateries are to continue to serve their customers on take away basis, even as government would not hesitate to shut them down if they are observed to be in breach of the COVID-19 safety guidelines.”