- Governor Hope Uzodinma is not leaving any stone unturned in the fight against coronavirus in Imo
- Uzodinma on Wednesday, June 24, stated that residents have no choice but to observe social distancing in the state
- The governor pointed out that violators of this and other necessary directives will be arrested and prosecuted
The governor of Imo, Hope Uzodinma, has reacted to the defiance of some persons in the state with regards to the safety rules necessary to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Uzodinma on Wednesday, June 24, said that anyone who refuses to observe social distancing and fails to use face masks will be arrested and prosecuted, The Nation reports.
His words: “In the circumstances, I must make it clear that all safety measures must be adhered to. Henceforth, any person or group caught in breach of any of the safety measures will be promptly arrested and prosecuted by the mobile court.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government had announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
The government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
The ministry of education, through the memo, warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools.
Legit.ng noted that the circular was sent to the executive secretaries, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the director, Basic and Secondary Education (BSE).
“Further to our earlier circular, FME/PSE/HE/1041/C 1/Vol.1/137 of 19th March 2020, this is to confirm that all schools shall remain closed as we monitor developments on the containment of COVID-19.
“This is without prejudice to officers on essential services and other operational exigencies as may be determined by the chief executive of each institution.
“All chief executives and other stakeholders are to ignore ‘fake news’ on the subject matter in the social media as the situation is under constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed through the appropriate channels," part of the memo read.
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