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COVID-19: Uzodinma orders partial shutdown of Imo workforce

COVID-19: Uzodinma orders partial shutdown of Imo workforce

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has ordered that the state workforce be partially shutdown, just as he assured the people of his government’s preparedness to tackle head on the Coronavirus crisis rocking the nation and the world at large.

Speaking on Tuesday, during the flag off of the distribution of hand sanitizers to ministries, agencies, markets, churches, schools and other public places in Imo State, Governor Uzodinma also ordered for partial shutdown of the workforce.

In his words: “In continuation of our programme to nip the spread of Coronavirus in the bud, government has decided to close all nite clubs and late night restaurants. From Wednesday, civil servants above 45 years will be encouraged not to come to work because they are the most vulnerable group.”

However, he said those on essential services would  continue to come to work and promised that adequate measures had been put in place for their safety.

Governor Uzodinma reiterated that his government would continue to be proactive in the fight against the virus and enjoined all citizens of the state to keep away from crowded places and strive to upgrade their personal hygiene.

Governor Uzodinma added: “We are consistent with our commitment to the fight against Coronavirus. Our commitment to ensure that citizens awareness is put in place is unwavering. We will continue to remain vigilant to ensure that all things needed to enlighten our people about this dreaded disease are put in place.”

While admitting that coronavirus is real and spreading fast, the governor assured that he was ready to guard against anything that would bring the disease to the state.

“Today, we decided to procure hand sanitizers and we will distribute them to all nooks and crannies of the state,” he said.

Governor Uzodinma further promised that his administration would continue to do its best to ensure that the state was safe.

He encouraged the citizens to watch out for coronavirus symptoms and go for test, stating that Imo State had one of the best Isolation Centres in the country.