Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has threatened a second whole lockdown, if residents of the state proceed to ignore COVID-19 security protocols.
The governor issued the risk in a statewide broadcast in Owerri late on Friday evening.
Uzodinma, who frowned at nonchalance of Imo residents in the direction of established security protocols, stated that 4 cellular courts have been put in place in several elements of the state to prosecute violators of COVID-19 security protocols.
He directed the use of face masks, hand sanitisers and hand wash stands in all malls, markets, motels, eateries, evening golf equipment, tremendous markets and public places of work in addition to for all non secular gatherings, marriage and burial ceremonies.
He pecked the most quantity of individuals for public gatherings at 50 and warned that offenders must endure six months in jail or pay N20,000 in lieu.
“However, I need to make it completely clear that if our folks select as a substitute to proceed to deceive themselves that Coronavirus does not exist and proceed to go about with out face masks and with out observing different security protocols, I will be pressured to overview the state of affairs in the coming weeks.
“If it is obvious from the realities on floor that additional, extra stringent measures should be taken to maintain our folks protected,
“I will don’t have any selection however to authorise a second lockdown of the state. The selection is completely ours to make: To strictly adhere to the easy security protocols now or to face a whole lockdown in just a few weeks.
“Let us all resolve today to do the right thing for our state, for our safety and for the safety of our loved ones,” he urged. (NAN)
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