The Delta State Taskforce on Environment has arrested 36 persons in Isoko South Council Area, for flouting government’s directive on the use of face masks in public places.
State Taskforce Chairman Hon. Sylvester Oromoni, disclosed this while speaking to news men in Oleh, the Councils headquarters.
Oromoni who was represented by the Coordinator Central and South Senatorial District, Kingsley Iweka said the arrested persons had been handed over to the police for prosecution.
The Taskforce also disclosed that Yanga market in Oleh has also been closed down for opening on a day not approved by the State Government.
Iweka while addressing the market women, said that being the first time, he would not seal the market.
According to him, any market the task force seals; there will be no selling of foodstuffs, vegetables and fruits to the people.
“It’s left to you to maintain social distancing, put on your face mask or risk 14 days in COVID-19 isolation centre at your own expense.
“Any person moving around in public places like streets, hospitals, offices, markets, etc, for whatever reasons must wear a face mask.
“This would also be applicable to all people moving around in their official or personal vehicles at any site, office or workplace, besides attending any gatherings or meetings at workplaces.
“Our teams are also deployed to ensure that Deltans obey the guidelines regarding opening and closing time for businesses, workplaces, markets; the use of face mask in public places; number of passengers per commercial vehicle and maintaining social distancing principles”, he stated.