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As a result of a reconfirmed Coronavirus cases among 5 persons in the state, the Akwa Ibom state has acted swiftly by imposing a 14-day lockdown in the state.

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel announced a total cessation of movements and prohibition of any event for 14 days in order to stem the spread of the dreaded virus which has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the world and infected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

The governor was forced to joined other states in the country who are currently under lockdown following the confirmation of five suspected cases of coronavirus in the state.

The governor in a statewide broadcast on Thursday in Uyo said the decision was to enable a thorough process of contact tracing to identify those who might have been exposed to the five confirmed cases.

Emmanuel explained that the COVID 19 suspects, mostly healthcare professionals who are in good health with no symptoms, had been moved to the state isolation centres for proper management.

Gov Udom Ordered the 14-days Lockdown

He said, “There will be no movement of persons, except those on essential duties who must carry a proper means of identification on them at all times.

“All business premises, markets, shops, motor parks and offices except grocery shops and pharmacies, must remain closed during this period.”

He warned against panic and fear and enjoined the cooperation of all rather than resort to blame games.

He said, “What we need to do is to stay at home, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene and provide accurate and useful information to health workers whenever necessary.”