Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that the Lock down order will continue till Monday April 27 when it will update the people on the order.
The secretary to the state Government, Doctor Emmanuel Ekuwem who made the announcement during a press briefing on the covid 19 update in the state said there was need to continue the lockdown, in view of the critical situation in the state and the nation at large and in order to ensure the continuous safety of the people
While imploring the healthcare professionals to do all they can, to protect themselves, the state government also advised them to avail themselves of the facilities provided by the government to handle the Covid-19 pandemic and other medical challenges.
He used the opportunity to call on people who do not really need the palliatives provided by the state government to cushion the effect of the lockdown order to steer clear of the items and allow those who truly need them to have more for themselves.
Our correspondent Jane Uwa reports that Doctor Ekuwem again reiterated that the government has initiated a novel idea titled “School on radio” to help students prepare for their final examinations in the junior and secondary schools since the covid 19 pandemic has altered the academic programmes of various academic institutions around the world.
By Jane Uwa
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