COVID-19: Uzodimma orders partial shut down of workforce, flags off distribution of hand sanitizers

By Valentine Amanze

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has re-assured the people of the state of his government’s preparedness to tackle the Coronavirus crisis rocking the world.

While flagging off the distribution of hand sanitizers to ministries, agencies, markets, churches, schools and other public places in Imo State on Tuesday, Governor Uzodimma also ordered for partial shutdown of the workforce.
His words: “In continuation of our programme to nip the spread of Coronavirus in the bud, the 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.”

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

The governor also 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.
He assured: “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.

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