The Imo State Government has relaxed temporarily it’s lockdown of the State over coronavirus pandemic by approving Friday, April 10, 2020 for Imo people and residents to shop for food items for Easter celebrations.
A statement credited to the State Commissioner of Information, Hon.Declan Emelumba reads
“The governor of Imo state,Dist Sen Hope Uzodimma,has approved Friday April 10 for Imo people and residents to shop for food items for the Easter celebrations.
“This means that the total lock down of the state will be temporarily relaxed on Friday (tomorrow) April 10, to enable Imo people and residents shop only for food items for the Easter celebrations.
“Consequently food markets and food vending supermarkets will be allowed to open from 6am to 6pm tomorrow. All concerned are advised to adhere strictly to the time allowed and ensure that they shop only for food items.
“Boutiques, jewellery shops and all other non food markets and outlets remain shut tomorrow.
“The total lock down of the state resumes with full force from Saturday April 11,2020. Imo people are therefore advised to observe the Easter Sunday church services on-line or through the Eletronic media as it affects their respective denominations.
“Security agencies are under firm orders to ensure that the lock down order is strictly adhered to and that those caught in violation are promptly arrested and prosecuted .
“The governor appeals to Imo people to take the total lock down order with the utmost seriousness it deserves as every measure taken is aimed at keeping the COVID 19 pandemic far from the state and the people.