Coronavirus: I will not totally lock down Ebonyi – Gov. Umahi insists


Senator David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said he would not so much lock down the state even as instances of the Coronavirus ailment keeps on expanding across Nigeria.

Umahi said this in an announcement by Mr. Uchenna Orji, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, on Sunday in Abakaliki, NAN reports.

As indicated by Umahi, the financial characteristics of the state must be considered before arriving at such a choice.

“I considered the state’s destitution list as those disturbing that I close all business sectors need to reconsider their proposals.

“We have not recorded any file instance of COVID-19, and in this way, there is no compelling reason to close our financial exercises totally,” he said.

Umahi likewise expressed gratitude toward the occupants of the state for their understanding over the sunset to day break time limitation, taking note of that their consistence was ’empowering.’

“The degree of consistence bears witness to the extraordinary work of our Local Government Area Chairmen, Coordinators of advancement focuses, security organizations, among different partners in the fight against this infection.

“I accept that by May 1, 2020, and if there is no record of the malady in Ebonyi, we will lift the 7 p.m. what’s more, 7 a.m. time limit yet keep up all out conclusion of the limits inside a separation of 300 meters range.”

While states fight to contain COVID-19, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) affirmed another 87 instances of the malady over the most recent 24 hours, bringing to 1,182 the complete number of tainted people in the nation.