Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has given a directive to have all schools, including Higher institutions in the state to shut down as a precaution against the deadly Coronavirus.
The announcement was made in a live broadcast on Friday, March 20, warning all heads of schools in the state to adhere strictly to the new directive.
Uzodinma in the directive expressed his fears over the killer virus currently spreading across the world.
He, however, encouraged Imo people to stay calm while the state government, according to him, has put necessary machinery in place to manage the pandemic from having its way into the state.
Uzodinma was quoted to say that, “the committee on the prevention of the disease led by the former INEC chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, will do a good job in ensuring the COVID-19 is kept at bay.”
The governor further admonished all Imolites to this directive, giving his assurance that the state won’t record any case of the disease within the period it will last.
Uzodinma also charged the committee set up alongside the Ministry of Health to swing into action by making public enlightenment and distribution of hand sanitizers especially to rural areas of the state.
In another report earlier, Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim who just returned from a trip in the United Kingdom announced on her verified Twitter account to noted that she is in self-isolation from the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, 9jatoday report.