Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has directed a complete shut down of activities in the State as part of efforts to fully implement government’s measures against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Part of the measures necessitating the directive on complete shut down of activities is the planned fumigation of the nooks and crannies of Imo State beginning on Sunday.
The pilot fumigation exercise was carried out on Friday, but the Governor had directed that full exercise commences on Sunday at the State capital, Owerri.
He said arrangement is in place to fumigate all parts of Imo State.
The governor has therefore directed the operatives of the Imo State joint security outfit, “Operation Search and Flush” to ensure comprehensive enforcement of the directive on suspension of all activities – socio-cultural, economic, political, religious among others.
The governor expects that Imo citizens will abide by the directive and support every effort being made by government to save the lives of the good people of the state.
The governor on Friday launched six isolation centres in Imo State with a promise that directive on lockdown will either be relaxed or tightened depending on prevailing circumstances.
Governor Uzodimma pleaded with the people to endure the hardship that could come with efforts to protect their lives against the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor