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.