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Delta State lifts COVID-19 lockdown order, imposes new measures to fight virus

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Ifeanyi Okowa

The Delta State Government has declared a partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the state, beginning from Thursday, 30th April, 2020.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by Governor Okowa who said during a broadcast to the state that the decision was to enable people engage in economic/business activities between the hours of 6am and 7pm.

Okowa said the lifting of the restrictions, followed the setting up of requisite measures, designed to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

The governor said his administration was committed to doing everything necessary to protect the lives and properties of citizens in the state as well as to provide a safe and secure environment for them to pursue their dreams of success and happiness.

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“This is why, as we have now set-up the requisite measures to curb the spread of #COVID19, it has become necessary to PARTIALLY lift the ban on movement within the State to enable our people engage in economic/business activities between the hours of 6am and 7pm,” he said.

“In this regard, from Thursday, 30th April, this partial restriction on movement will come into effect — with a new set of specific guidelines that will be enforced by our security agencies in order to keep you all safe.

“Earlier today, I informed the people of Delta State that we have recorded six cases of #COVID-19 in our state. While five of the patients are still in recovery at our case management centres, sadly, we lost one patient who failed to present himself to the authorities on time.

“In this regard, I would like to thank the people of our great state for your understanding throughout this challenging period. With your cooperation and support, our lockdown measures have helped to limit the spread of this virus in our state.

“As we gradually relax the restriction of movement, I must caution everyone that all is not yet ‘uhuru.’ Life, as we used to know it, is still a long way off, therefore, we must all brace ourselves to adjust to the new normal in our personal and professional capacities,” Okowa added.

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