Delta Govt. Extends Lockdown
Delta State government has extended the lockdown in the state for another two weeks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus after the initial deadline elapsed today.
The State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa made this known in a broadcast in Asaba, where he announced the imposition of a curfew from 7pm to 7am.
Dr. Okowa observed that markets in the state would be open for business three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday to enable people to access foodstuff throughout the lockdown period.
The Governor also noted the committee managing the coronavirus situation in the state have arrived at a sharing formula for items in the food bank put in place by the government, stressing that the food will get to the targeted group irrespective of political affiliation.
Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa also explained that the government has embarked on the production of clothe typed facemasks to be distributed free of charge in the state by the end of the week.
He reiterated that borders into Delta State remained closed, adding that only vehicles containing foodstuffs and workers on essential duty would be allowed limited movements throughout the exercise.