COVID-19: Udom Emmanuel Declares 14 Days Total Lockdown In Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has announced a total lockdown of the state for 14 days to curtail the spread of Coronavirus across the state.

The governor made the announcement on Thursday evening during a broadcast in Uyo, the state capital. This followed the confirmation of five suspected cases of coronavirus in the state.

Udom explained that the COVID-19 suspects, mostly healthcare professionals, who are in good health with no symptoms, have been moved to the state isolation centres for proper management

He said, “There will be no movement of persons, except those on essential duties who must carry a proper means of identification on them at all times.

“All business premises, markets, shops, motor parks and offices except grocery shops and pharmacies, must remain closed during this period.”

He stated, “What we need to do is to stay at home, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene and provide accurate and useful information to health workers whenever necessary.”

While asking for the cooperation of residents of the state, he warned the public against giving in to panic and fear and enjoined the cooperation of all with assigned Security agencies.


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