Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has imposed 6pm to 6am curfew in Abia State from tomorrow 26/04/2020. This is to enable expedited contact tracing related to the two index cases as well as ensure enforcement of the subsisting lockdown in the state.
The Governor also warned all local government transition council chairmen to ensure total compliance with the curfew within their respective areas or risk immediate suspension form office. He further directed that enforcement agents should ensure defaulters of the lockdown directive are taken to the mobile courts for prosecution.
Governor Ikpeazu explained that these and other measures have become necessary in the light of the threat posed to the people of the state by the outbreak of COVID-19 and called for understanding from citizens as the government will spare no effort in protecting the people, however daunting it may seem.
“From midnight of Sunday 26th April 2020, the entire Ukwa West, Ikwuano and Umuahia North LGAs will go on total lockdown for the next SEVEN DAYS to enable our epidemiologists conclude their contact tracing. The respective TC Chairmen will be held responsible for lapses for lapses, if they occur.
Abians cannot allow the ineptitude or carelessness of a few to put our collective well-being in jeopardy”.