Governor, Hope Uzodinma declares complete lockdown as Imo records COVID-19 index case

As Imo State recorded its index case, Governor, Hope Uzodinma had ordered a complete lockdown of the state as part of measures to prevent the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease from entering the state.

The governor ordered that all markets be closed indefinitely and also prohibited all forms of marriage ceremonies.

He also announced the ban on burial and funeral ceremonies and declared that all forms of religious worships in churches and mosques, including crusades and open evangelism, were prohibited.

While giving the latest update on its verified Twitter handle, NCDC said: “One new state (Imo) has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours”.

“On the 25th of April 2020, 87 new confirmed cases and one new death were recorded in Nigeria

“One new state (Imo) has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 1182 cases have been confirmed, 222 cases have been discharged and thirty-five deaths have been recorded in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory

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