COVID-19 Enforcement Team in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has shut down some markets in Abuja for violating regulations.
The places visited and closed down by the enforcement team on Tuesday included the UTC Area 10 Market and the Wuse Market.
The task force’s spokesperson, Attah Ikharo, said the regulations were put in place by the federal government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
According to him, the team would later meet with the union leaders at the markets. He added that the exercise was carried out in line with the directive of the President on the enforcement of the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations 2021.
The regulations were signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday last week at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.