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DELTA STATE ANNOUNCE LOCKDOWN ON CORONAVIRUS PLAGUE

DELTA STATE ANNOUNCE LOCKDOWN ON CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Delta State Governor addressing Deltans for the third time on the issue on coronavirus plague as it becomes necessary.

As promised, we have continued to monitor and review developments concerning this global coronavirus pandemic in Delta State on daily if not hourly basis. Although there has been no confirmed case in Delta State, nevertheless, we deem it fit to take further measures to avert any outbreak or contain its spread if it occurs.

Consequently, after a meeting with the Central Committee on Managing/Containing the Coronavirus Pandemic headed by me, several far-reaching decisions were made, and I hereby order as follows:

Asaba airport is to close to traffic effective from Friday, March 27, 2020 by 6pm.

All land borders into and out of Delta State are to be shut effective 6am, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

All businesses-malls, supermarkets, markets and shops -are to close from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

All residents in the State are to stay at home from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Food sellers are to conduct their businesses within the precinct of their homes and are required to strictly adhere to the social distancing rules.

Deltans are advised that there will be increased security presence on the streets and land borders to ensure strict compliance with these directives.

These restrictions are for two weeks in the first instance but do not apply to persons providing essential services namely;

Security

Healthcare (Pharmacies are to remain open)

Water

Fire

Power

Essential Departments of Media Houses

Essential Departments of Telecommunications companies.

Officials of these agencies/companies must carry valid identification tags to ensure easy identification and smooth passage.

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I urge all Deltans to adjust to the new normal and cooperate with the Government and law enforcement agencies. Drastic as these measures may seem, they are for our collective good. At the same time, we must keep on praying to God to save us from the seismic effects of this global pandemic.

Thank you.

God bless us all.

Office of the Governor

Government House

Asaba

March 2020

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