Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has again assured the people
of the state 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 Uzodimma 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
However, he said those on essential services will continue to come to
work and promised that adequate measures have been put in place for
Governor Uzodimma reiterated that his government will 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
Governor Uzodimma 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 is ready to guard against anything that will
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 Uzodimma further promised that his administration will continue
to do its best to ensure that the state is safe. He encouraged the
citizens to watch out for coronavirus symptoms and go for test, stating
that Imo state has one of the best Isolation Centres in the country.