According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has reportedly threatened residents of the state with a second lockdown should they continue to flout the Covid-19 safety protocols.
The Governor made this known during a state wide broadcast which was aired live in Owerri, on Friday. He lamented the continuous flouting of the laid down Covid-19 guidelines in state as the people keep doing their normal daily business activities without putting their safety into consideration.
“However, I must make it absolutely clear that if our people choose instead to continue to deceive themselves that Coronavirus does not exist and continue to go about without face masks and without observing other safety protocols, I will be forced to review the situation in the coming weeks.
“If it is clear from the realities on the ground that extra, more stringent measures must be taken to keep our people safe.
“I will have no choice but to authorise a second lockdown of the state. The choice is entirely ours to make: To strictly adhere to the simple safety protocols now or to face a complete lockdown in a few weeks.
“Let us all resolve today to do the right thing for our state, for our safety and for the safety of our loved ones.” (NAN)