The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, also took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market to achieve a hitch free exercise.
She appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period of the fumigation.
She also appealed to residents to abide by the preventive measures outlined by the relevant authorities.
Aliyu said that the FCTA may be forced to impose curfew on the city if residents failed to comply with social distancing rule in market places and other social or religious gatherings.
“If the situation continues like this, we will be forced to impose a curfew.
“I have called the Commissioner of Police to ensure that the enforcement team commence enforcement immediately.
“We want to fumigate this market, but people have refused to quit the market which makes fumigation difficult for government.
Aliyu said that traders should stay at home and that as a mother, she could feel for them.
She said that the FCT authorities would fumigate the major markets, parks and religious centres in the city centre and other satellite towns
The Minister said that the fumigation was one of the steps being taken to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.