Abia state government has come out to announce an indefinite extension of the ongoing lockdown in the state, which will start from April 20, as part of its effort to prevent coronavirus outbreak in the state.
This was revealed in a recent statement signed by Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, the Commissioner for Information, and made available to Newsmen in Umuahia.
According to him, the government will relax the current lockdown directive on April 18 and 19 so that residents will be able to buy food items and other essential supplies before the lockdown becomes active.
He added that the decision to extend the lockdown is imperative to curb the spread of the deadly virus in the country.
His words, “The advice of medical experts and a painstaking review of the coronavirus situation with the state COVID-19 Inter-Ministerial Committee.”
“And in our continued determination to protect the people of the state from the pandemic while also ensuring that the effect of preventive measures on our people is alleviated.”