The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has declared dusk-to-dawn in Imo.
The governor in a state executive order 001 on COVID-19 lockdown and curfew which he signed in Owerri, ordered that all boundaries of state be shut down.
He said that anyone who violated the order shall be liable to 7 days of community service or fine.
Uzodinma said that his government was committed to ensuring that coronavirus did not spread to the state.
The governor said that only indigenes of the state returning from outside the state shall be admitted to the state on the conditions of proper identification and to subject themselves to test of COVID 19 and are quarantined for 14 days before entering the state.
The order read in part:
“That the government of Imo state hereby imposes dusk to dawn curfew, in all parts of the state 6 pm to 6 am effective Saturday, April 18, till further notice.”
COVID-19: Kwara deputy governor’s aides test positive
Some aides of the Kwara State deputy governor and chairman of the Technical Committee on Coronavirus, Mr Kayode Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Modupe Joel, on Sunday, the deputy governor said his COVID-19 positive aides have been admitted to Covid-19 Infectious centre, Sobi Specialist Hospital Ilorin.
Mr Alabi, who again called on the people of the state to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols, warned that the disease is a real and present danger that requires serious caution.
He explained that the government is determined to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and curb community transmission.
The Deputy Governor called on Kwarans to take responsibility in the fight against the disease, saying that the only antidote against COVID-19 is to obey all the government’s and health officials precautionary measures such as wearing of nose masks, avoidance of large gathering, adherence to physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water or sanitiser, among others.
He also advised all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to emulate his action by testing staff.
Oyo discharges 67 more Covid-19 patients
No fewer than 67 COVID-19 patients were on Saturday discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre after receiving their second negative test results.
Governor Seyi Makinde, who announced this through his official Twitter handle, on Sunday, said the figure raised the number of discharged cases in the state to 992.
He, however, stated that 17 new cases were recorded on Saturday when their tests came back positive.
According to the governor, the cases are from Ibadan North Local Government Area (LGA) with six, Ibadan Southwest LGA with four, while Lagelu and Oluyole LGAs have three and two cases respectively.
“Akinyele LGA and Ogbomosho North LGA recorded one case each. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at today is 1,706,” Makinde tweeted.
The governor added that one COVID-19 related death was also recorded on Saturday, bringing the number of deaths in Oyo State to 21.
He implored residents of the state to keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure a slow down in the spread of the virus in the state.
“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.
“Also call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 and 08078288800 or visit a community-based testing centre, if you have any COVID-19 symptom.
“The symptoms are cough, fever, tiredness, body ache, loss of smell/taste and shortness of breath,” the governor tweeted.
Nigeria records 664 new Covid-19 cases, total now 31,987
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 664 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number to 31,987.
Lagos State came tops again with 244 new cases of COVID-19 in a total of 664 new confirmed cases.
The NCDC made the announcement on Saturday night via its Twitter handle.
“On the 11th of July 2020, 664 new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 31987 cases have been confirmed, 13103 cases have been discharged and 724 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 664 new cases are reported from 18 states; Lagos-224, FCT-105, Edo-85, Ondo-64, Kaduna-32, Imo-27, Osun-19, Plateau-17, Oyo-17, Ogun-17, Rivers-14, Delta-11, Adamawa-10, Enugu-7, Nassarawa-6, Gombe-3, Abia-3, Ekiti-3,” the NCDC said.
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