Udom Emmanuel governor of Akwa Ibom state has again directed that the ongoing lockdown order aimed at curtailing the spread of COvid-19 pandemic be carefully lifted on Friday and Saturday this week to enable residents re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.
The governor also directed that the ongoing lockdown in the state be extended for one week.
Recall that the governor had relaxed the lockdown order for two days, precisely on Good Friday and Easter Sunday to enable the citizens and residents to participate in the Easter celebration.
The Secretary to State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, who made this known in a statement yesterday evening added that the two days relaxed lockdown would last for seven hours on each days.
The lockdown is extended by 1 week only,
The lockdown is responsibly and carefully lifted on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April 2020 from 6 am to 1 pm of each day to enable Akwa Ibomites re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.