Posted by News Express | 17 April 2020 | 743 times
By CHRISTIAN NWOKOCHA
In an apparent move to step up actions against increasing disobedience to the earlier announced lockdown order, Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has signed an Executive Order 001, imposing a dusk to dawn curfew in the state to checkmate the coronavirus from hitting the state.
The Executive Order and total lockdown will take effect from Saturday, April 18, 2020, just as the Governor said that 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, but Imo indigenes returning from outside the state shall be admitted on the condition of proper identification and they must subject themselves to test and be quarantined for 14 days before entering into the state.
According to the Governor, violators of the order would be made to pay fine and a mandatory seven days Community Service.
Other categories of fine against violators of the said order include: Tricycle operators would pay N7,000, motorcycle operators N7,000, Border closure violators N10,000, Cars N20,000 and Trucks N50,000 respectively.
Uzodimma advised Imo people to take the Executive Order seriously as security operators are prepared to enforce the total lockdown as contained in the Executive order 001. (Daily Independent)
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