A file picture of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has introduced a complete lockdown of the state to include the unfold of Coronavirus.
The governor made the announcement on Thursday night throughout a broadcast in Uyo, the state capital.
His order which turned efficient on Thursday night time follows an earlier announcement by the Nigeria Heart for Illness Management (NCDC) confirming 5 constructive COVID-19 circumstances within the state.
The lockdown covers restriction of actions and prohibition of occasions of any variety for an preliminary interval of 14 days.
Inside the interval, the state authorities instructed that markets, retailers, motor parks, private and non-private places of work should stay closed.
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Governor Emmanuel defined that the COVID-19 suspects, largely healthcare professionals, who’re in good well being with no signs, have been moved to the state isolation centres for correct administration.
“There will probably be no motion of individuals, besides these on important duties who should carry a correct technique of identification on them always.
“All enterprise premises, markets, retailers, motor parks and places of work besides grocery retailers and pharmacies should stay closed throughout this era.”
Whereas asking for the cooperation of residents of the state, he warned the general public towards giving in to panic and worry.
The governor additionally insisted that the related safety companies have been briefed to make sure strict compliance with the directive.