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Uzodinma Closes Imo All Imo Schools Over Coronavirus

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has ordered the closure of all primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state with immediate effect over coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Senator Uzodinma announced this in a broadcast to the people of Imo State, saying the move is to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

He stated: “As a responsible Government, we have done our home work and I can assure you that there is truly no cause for alarm.

“All the necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the virus does not find a breeding space in Imo State.

“Be rest assured that we shall not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that our people are safe, well protected by providing the necessary tool and expertise needed for maximum protection from coronavirus pandemic.”

The Governor assured that “any passenger that manifests signs of the disease will first be taken to a bay that has been set up at the Airport for further examination.

“If confirmed that the symptoms are manifest, the passenger will immediately be taken to the test centres and if positive, quarantined at the isolation centre.”

He stated that a state-of-the-art modern Ambulance has been provided for the Committee to facilitate its operations as part of measures already taken by the government to prevent and control the pandemic.

“This ambulance is equipped with necessary medical gadgets for quick analysis and test for the virus and will be on 24 hours standby to respond to any emergency anywhere in the state.

“In addition, we are liaising with the National Centre for Disease Control to ensure that we buy into the Federal Government’s Corona Virus prevention roadmap.

“Similarly, we are tracking global updates on the disease so as to remain ever vigilant on global efforts, control and eradication,” he said.

Uzodinma assured that arrangements have been concluded to establish a Specialist Hospital specifically charged with control and prevention of the contagious disease.

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