- The Imo state government appoints Prof Maurice Iwu as the chairman of a nine-man committee set up by Governor Hope Uzodimma to prevent the spread of coronavirus
- The Imo state governor reportedly set up the committee as a proactive measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state
- Governor Uzodimma has directed the ministry of health to activate all practical steps towards getting protective equipment
Prof Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of INEC, has been appointed to chair the nine-man committee set up by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Imo state governor reportedly set up the committee as a proactive measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Nation reports that other members of the committee include are; Dr. Okeji Austin of the Ministry of Health ( Member/Secretary), Dr. Kingsley Achigbu Fed Medical Centre, Dr. Uduji Uchenna (Imo Specialist Hospital, Dr. Duru Chukwuma JP (IMSUTH), Prof. Isiah Ibe, (Med. Lab, University of Benin, Miss Nkem Chimeze Ijere, (Public Health) DR. Chimezie Iwuala, and Dr. Kyrian Duruewuru (Chairman NMA-Imo Chapter).
The governor has also directed the ministry of health to activate all platforms, including emergency response measures with the procurement of protective equipment, enhanced border surveillance, community enlightenment and distribution of sanitisers.
Meanwhile, the federal government on Friday, March 20, announced restriction of international flights to Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMI) Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Nation reports that the federal government said the move was part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Legit.ng gathered that the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, announced this in a chat with reporters on Friday, March 20.
He declared that international flights would be only through the two airports until further notice.
In another report, Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, says face masks and hand sanitisers are not the solutions but a remorseful return to the way of the Lord.
With all activities currently on lockdown due to the spread of the life-threatening disease, Melaye said repentance and return to the Lord is the lasting solution to the epidemic that has surged the world into unrest.
Taking to his Twitter page on Thursday, March 19, the former Kogi federal lawmaker shared a text from the bible, precisely 2 Chronicles 7. 13 -15 where God says "If people turn away from evil, . . . I'll make their land prosperous again."
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