COVID 19: Gov. Uzodinma orders total lockdown of Imo

By AdvocateNews on 29/03/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,069


Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma has ordered complete lockdown of the state as part of measures to prevent the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease from entering the state.

Uzodinma gave the order in a state broadcast in Owerri.

He said the move was in line with his commitment to protect the loves of the people of the state.

The governor ordered that all markets be closed indefinitely and also prohibited all forms of marriage ceremonies.

He also announced the ban on burial and funeral ceremonies and declared that all forms of religious worships in churches and mosques, including crusades and open evangelism were prohibited.

Uzodimma further directed that road blocks be mounted at all land borders into the state to ensure those coming in would be screened and given a clean bill of health by officials attached to the check points, before allowed entry.

He also directed all civil and public servants in the state, except those on approved essential duties, to stop work immediately.

He said a combined team of military, police and other security agencies would be deployed to the streets to ensure strict compliance with the directives.

The governor, however, noted that though the new measures might cause some inconveniences or hardship to the people, they were inevitable to assure success in the fight against COVID-19.

The governor assured the people that the state was ready for any emergency as according to him, “a team of specialist doctors are now on ground and well equipped to handle any emergency just in case the virus finds its way into the state.”

Further measures announced by the governor to contain the virus included, training of health educators to go to rural communities to educate them as well as the distribution of hand sanitisers to all the communities in the state.

Uzodimma stated that these measures would be reviewed on weekly basis and if it became necessary to relax them or take more measures, the government would act accordingly.

The governor who assured that his administration would be at its best toward surveillance, prevention and control, called for vigilance and strict adherence to safety norms.may

While acknowledging that the number of those infected by the disease in the country is on the increase, Uzodimma said it had become expedient for government to take further measures to ensure that Imo was safe from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Posted 29/03/2020 11:38:27 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
2023: ‘Pairing of Governor Yahaya Bello and FFK...

BAN: Twitter Nigeria is down

2019: How we plan to unseat Buhari –...

EFCC freezes Benue Govt Accounts in 3 Banks...

Forget Biafra, let's go for restructuring --Ohanaeze :...

2023: Mamman Daura’s views on BBC, personal says...

J.O. Nwatu Esq lacks competence to speak for...

Man and woman found dead inside a car...

CBN releases guidelines for eNaira

Two Policemen kidnapped, two killed in Boko Haram...

Three persons die as APC, PDP thugs clash...

National Human Rights Commission gets new office in...


Latest News Police kill bandits’ leader, Yellow Magaji who terrorizes Abuja-Kaduna road in hotel Gov. Ugwuanyi unveils action plan for tackling water supply challenge in Enugu COVID-19: FG directs all civil servants to resume, get vaccinated Over 500 arrested IPOB members languishing at Kaduna military camps - spokesman Crypto transactions in Russia hit $5bn Nigeria’s obsolete curriculum limiting innovation, tech development – Cleric 400-level student found dead in varsity hostel We found names of babies in Borno payroll — Zulum Notorious kidnapper Evans sentenced to death by hanging Archbishop to Parishioners: No PVCs, no wedding, burial ceremonies 95 Obigbo, Orlu residents abducted by Nigerian soldiers discovered in Kaduna Prisons - Intersociety Sit-At-Home Persists: Gunmen warn Soludo, Ohanaeze, others


Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (220,793 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (220,789 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (220,789 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (220,787 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (220,786 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (220,786 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (220,784 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (220,772 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (214,542 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (214,226 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (167,124 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (165,382 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.