Akwa Ibom CoronaVirus – Government Swings to Action
Due to the covid-19 outbreak, the Akwa Ibom State government has ordered the immediate closure of roads and ban on flights in the state. The news about Akwa Ibom coronavirus is quite trending already and the state government have sprung into action.
This is coming as a reaction to corona virus after Rivers State, despite closing its borders, recorded a confirmed case of corona virus in the state. Earlier on, there had been information regarding Akwa Ibom closure of schools which the state government rebuke with a statement that there shall be no closure of schools in Akwa Ibom as covid-19 has not been confirmed in the state.
The Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has announced that workers in the state will be paid salaries for the month of March today being Thursday, 26 March, 2020. Workers are expected to stop working for one whole week and this will take effect from Monday 30 March 2020.
All roads leading to the state and outside the state shall remain closed against vehicular (private cars, keke, and other commercial services) movements. That is, no vehicle would be allowed entrance in and out of the state. However, vehicles carrying food items would be allowed to enter the state during this temporary lockdown of Akwa Ibom State.
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The Ibom Air will, accordingly,cease all flight operations in the state beginning from Sunday, 29 March, 2020. Moreover, markets in the state shall remain open but for the sell of food items which means all other item vendors would not be permitted to sell in any Market in Akwa Ibom State. In the mean time, believers are charged to put the situation in prayers.
The good news, so far, is that there is no confirmed case of Corona virus in the state. The closure of Akwa Ibom State is simply a measure to subside the defect of the novel corona virus and to keep citizens safe.
Professional persons as well as youths in the state have been charged by the state government to restrain from spreading panic about the virus.
This is it for the Akwa Ibom state corona virus news.
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom State Poilce Command ordered the immediate release of inmates with bailable offence. This was a directive by CP Imohimi Edgal in a statement issued on March 24, 2020. Hopes stay alive as Akwa Ibom coronavirus news would not down the state’s economy.
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This report is signed by Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government.
Dated 26 March, 2020.
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