Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has declared the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown in Delta state through another 14 days as section of intensified efforts to incorporate the unfold of the disease.
Okowa in a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday also imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state, establishing from Wednesday, April 15.
According to him, the two weeks extension of the stay-at-home order is to allow officials track, identify, isolate and check all who have had contact with the three validated instances in the state.
“I hereby prolong the stay-at-home order for a duration of two weeks. It is for public suitable and for the activity of our health. And I favor to urge all Deltans to please examine the stay-at-home order,” Okowa stated.
Recall that Delta state recorded its first case a week ago. Two others, one of which died, have been consequently recorded in Warri and Asaba, the state’s capital.
Following the renewed lockdown directive, meals markets will open only three days, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, in a week. Sellers of toiletries and different indispensable domestic desires are to start income like the foodstuffs vendors.
However, different current orders, inclusive of shut down of malls, worship centres, offices, stay unchanged.