SEN. HOPE UZODINMA ISSUES IMO STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER 001 ON COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND CURFEW



THE EXECUTIVE STATE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE , SEN. HOPE UZODINMA ISSUES  IMO STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER 001 ON COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND CURFEW

This Order Declares As Follows;
1. That conscious of the need to preserve the lives of Imo people the government of Imo State is committed to the enforcement of a total lockdown order of movement of persons, except for those on essential services, from 6am to 6pm daily.
2. That the government of Imo state hereby imposes a dusk to dawn curfew, in all parts of the state 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. effective Saturday April 18 till further notice.
3. That borders leading in and out of Imo state are hereby closed effective Saturday 18, till further notice.
4. That only Imo indigenes returning from outside Imo state shall be admitted into the state on condition of
a) Proper identification
b) That they subject themselves to test of COVID-19 and are quarantined for 14 days before entering the state.
5. That anyone who violates this order shall be liable to seven (7) days of Community service and a fine in lieu, in this order;
a) Tricycles ​​​​-​N7,000
b) Motorcycles ​​​​-​N 7,000
c) Border closure violators​-​N 10,000
d) Cars​​​​​-​N 20,000
e) Trucks​​​​​-​N 50,000

This is according to the following Press Release:

GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE

PRESS RELEASE

Uzodimma clarifies Executive Order on Lockdown, Curfew over Covid-19

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has said that his Executive Order on Covid-19 where he imposed a dusk to dawn curfew does not mean there will be movement in the day.

While clarifying that the lockdown of Imo State remains total from 6am to 6pm, Governor Uzodimma cautioned against interpreting the dusk to dawn curfew to mean free movement of people in the day.

He said the dusk to dawn order from 6pm to 6am takes care of those who would want to abuse the directive on lockdown during that period and only those on essential services have the right to movement from 6am and 6pm daily.

On Friday, Governor Uzodimma imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the state in a fresh move to check the ravaging coronavirus.

In an Executive Order № 001, 2020, he said the state remains on total lockdown because of Covid-19.

According to the Governor, the lockdown starts from 6am till 6pm daily and only those on essential duties will be permitted to move about while the dusk to dawn curfew from 6pm to 6am also applies, effective April 18.

Governor Uzodimma said he has an obligation to preserve the lives of Imo people and was committed to the enforcement of the total lockdown of movement of persons.

Consequently, all borders leading in and out of the state are shut till further notice.

Also, Imo indigenes returning from outside the state shall be admitted on the condition of proper identification and on condition that they subject themselves to test of the Covid-19 and are quarantined for 14 days before entering into the state.

Violators of the order would be made to undergo a seven day Community Service and a fine in lieu that would require Tricycle operators to pay N7000, motorcycle operators N7000, Border closure violators N10000, Cars N20000 and Trucks N50000.

Governor Uzodimma advised Imo people to take the Executive Order seriously as security operators are prepared to enforce it.

Recall that recently during one of his state wide broadcast Governor Uzodimma promised to relax the directives in Covid-19 or tighten them if occasion demands.



Oguwike Nwachuku

Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser (Gov.)

April 18, 2020



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