Mrs Ngozi Ozioko, Chairman of Nsukka Main Market Traders Association, has threatened to recommend 14 days isolation for any foodstuff seller who fails to maintain social distancing and wearing of face mask.
Ozioko gave the warning in Nsukka while addressing foodstuff traders at different locations in the market.
She said that the market security guards had been directed to arrest culprits and hand them over to appropriate government officials for isolation.
The market leader said the warning became necessary as the COVID-19 Taskforce in Enugu State had vowed to seal completely any market in the state that fails to comply with directives on social distancing and wearing of face mask.
I “Government is not happy that markets are closed, but it’s one of the ways to control the spreading of coronavirus pandemic.
“What we should know is that, it is only when one is alive that he or she will continue to transact business in the market,” Ozioko said.