Breaking News: Okowa Extends Lockdown For Another 14 Days

Delta State Government has announced an extension of the 14 days lockdown order put in place to contain and curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease, COVID-19 by another 14 days.

The State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this in news briefing today Tuesday Morning at Government house Asaba, telling Deltans that the extension is necessary to identify, isolate and detect cases. “It is for public good and interest of our health. I urge all Deltans to cooperate with us”.

It will be recalled that on March 26, Governor Okowa announced modalities for close down of businesses, human movement and total lockdown of the state.

However, the lockdown period which was greeted with mixed feelings, witnessed the murder of a youth by a soldier in Warri on the second day of the statewide lockdown.

Further, in the past 14 days, the State recorded its index case of COVID-19, its first death from the Coronavirus and a total of three positive cases of the virus infection.

Christians for the first time since the creation of Delta State, celebrated Easter behind closed doors due to the lockdown order which also brought to a halt all forms of social, political, religious or traditional gatherings.

4 COMMENTS

  1. We the ADC Delta state chapter supported the luck down extension of two weeks by 14 days. But we are appealing to the State Government to straight hand of fellowship to the citizens in the state based on food & order things that may be needed by the citizens let there be a paragon of leadership in the state especially the dawntruden in the state sign prince Joe Chukwu Chairman African Democratic Congress ADC Delta state.

  2. Nigeria’s are not fighting conora virus but we ‘re fighting porverty virus and other countries are dying of covid 19 diseases but Nigeria’s are dying of Hunger diseases i sorry for our President and all the governor’s. To cut my story short vanity plus vanity is all vanity. We didn’t come with anything here on earth, and we r not going with any. The word of God in Matthew 25: 31-46 is an assignment for the Nigeria’s politicians. Some may look at it as an insult but that’s the truth i don’t suppose to say that ,But i ‘ve to say it. Thank u Mr President also parmitte me to say Thank you to the governors and other top politicians i really appreciate u all. But we need more love for our country. parmitte me also to say Thanks my beloved Brother’s and Sister’s of our Great Nature Nigeria. I love you all, but GOD love you most

  3. The shutdown order by state government for another 14days,i think is for our best interest to bridge the further spreed of corona virus pandemics

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