Okowa shuts down Asaba Airport, companies, land borders for two weeks

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday directed the shutdown of Asaba Airport to visitors for 2 weeks, ranging from 6 p.m. on Friday.

Okowa, who gave the directive in his third statewide broadcast on coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, additionally ordered the closure of the land borders to the state from 6 p.m. on March 29.

“This is the third time I’m addressing you on coronavirus pandemic.

“As promised, now we have continued to observe and overview developments regarding this pandemic on a each day if not hourly foundation.

“Although there was no confirmed case in Delta, we deem it match to take additional measures to avert any outbreak or include its unfold if it happens.

“Consequently, after a gathering with the Central Committee on Managing and Containing Coronavirus Pandemic headed by me, a number of far-reaching choices have been reached.

“I hereby order as follows: Asaba Airport is to shut to visitors efficient from Friday, March 27, 2020 by 6 p.m.

“All land borders into and out of Delta are to be shut efficient 6 a.m., Sunday, March 29, 2020.

“All enterprise malls, supermarkets, markets and outlets are to shut from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

“All residents in the state are to stay at home from Wednesday, April 1, while food sellers are to conduct their businesses within the precinct of their homes and are required to strictly adhere to the social distancing rules.”

He gave the peace of mind that there could be elevated safety presence on the streets and land borders to make sure strict compliance with the directives.

The governor stated the restrictions could be for 2 weeks within the first occasion.

Okowa stated the restrictions wouldn’t apply to individuals offering important providers, together with safety, well being care, water provide, fireplace prevention, energy provide, media protection and telecommunications.

The governor directed media and telecommunications officers to hold legitimate identification tags to make sure simple identification and clean passage.

“I urge all Deltans to regulate to the brand new norm and cooperate with authorities and legislation enforcement companies.

“Drastic as these measures could seem, they’re for our collective good.

“At the same time, we must keep on praying to God to save us from the seismic effects of this pandemic,” Okowa stated.

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