COVID-19: Akwa-Ibom Govt Announces 14 Day Lockdown

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has ordered total cessation of movements and the prohibition of all events for 14 days in the State.

The order was disclosed on Thursday  amid the confirmation of five suspected cases of Coronavirus in the state.

Mr. Udom announced this in a statewide broadcast, saying that the directive became important to enable a thorough process of contact tracing to identify those who may have been exposed to the five confirmed victims.

According to the statement, “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.”

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

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