COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN AKWA IB0M STATE: A 7- HOUR RESPITE TO RE-STOCK

AKWA IBOM STATE COVID-19 UPDATE : 6.0

April 16,2020

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN AKWA IB0M STATE: A 7- HOUR RESPITE TO RE-STOCK.

Gentlemen of the Press, following the enforcement of the QUARANTINE AND RESTRICTIONS OF MOVEMENT REGULATIONS 2020  with some economic discomforts to citizens and residents of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, compassionate and sensitive to these discomforts, has directed as follows:

1. The lockdown is extended by 1 week ONLY.

2. The lockdown be responsibly and carefully lifted on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April, 2020 from 6am to 1pm of each day to enable Akwa Ibomites re-stock foodstuffs and any  prescribed medications.

3. Lockdown will be enforced after  1pm on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April, 2020

4. All preventive measures earlier announced by the Akwa Ibom State Government COVID-19 medical management team remain in force during and after the 7 hour RESPITE on Friday 17 and  Saturday 18 April, 2020.

  For the purpose of emphasis, these measures include:
* Social Distancing in all gatherings
* Use of face masks while complying with social distancing
* Frequent hand washing with running water and soap
* Use of sanitizers at homes, entrance doors to homes, office buildings and churches
* Only 2 passengers per tricycle with each passenger wearing a face mask
* Only 1 person per row in minibuses with passengers wearing face masks
* Meaurement of body temperatures with infrared thermometers where available. Any citizen or resident whose  body temperature is found to be  38 degrees Centigrade and above should be escorted from a safe distance to the nearest medical facility for examination. The same applies to frequent coughing or sneezing and having  difficulties in breathing.

5. Lockdown enforecement includes Jumat services on Friday 17 April and  Church services on Sunday 19 April, 2020.

6. Akwa Ibom State Government will continue to monitor and review the COVID-19  situation globally and  nationally in general and in  our state in particular  so as  to respond speedily and appropriately to protect the health of our citizens.

7. ONLY GOD is the foundation of our hope and trust.

Thank you and God bless!

Signed
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
Secretary to State Government

April 16,2020

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