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Gov. Okowa extends lockdown in Delta State by two weeks

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Coronavirus: Delta records third COVID-19 case

To further contain the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday announced an extension of the lockdown order in the state by two weeks.

Governor Okowa made the announcement while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Asaba.

He said the extension became necessary as efforts to identify, isolate and detect cases.were still ongoing.

“It is for the public good and in the interest of our health. I urge all Deltans to cooperate with us”.

While noting that the extension will bring the total lockdown days to four Weeks, Governor Okowa directed the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa to ensure strict enforcement of movement from dawn to dusk.

Governor Okowa also said the distribution of food items stored in the food bank in Ibusa will commence within the next 48 to 72 hours to Deltans irrespective of political affiliations.

On the status of the two cases of COVID-19 in the State, Governor Okowa informed that they were responding to treatment at the Oghara and Asaba treatment centres.

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He noted that a total of 70 contacts have been identified with the three cases recorded in the State.

He explained that 46 persons already reached are now in self-isolation at their homes and in government isolation centres.

Okowa also disclosed that cloth-face masks produced by the State Government will soon be rolled out for a statewide distribution by the weekend.

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