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By Vincent Ujumadu, Ugochukwu Alaribe, Eric Ugbor, Chinonso Alozie, Chinedu Adonu & Chinenye Ozor
Abia State Government has announced the extension of the lockdown over covid-19 by seven days effective from Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that the extension had become necessary to confirm if indeed the state is free of the virus, stressing that the normal incubation period for the virus is 14 days.
He stated that government is aware of the hardship the lockdown has brought to the people, adding that it is better to live with temporary inconvenience than to expose residents to the disease while searching for comfort.
Ezem noted that NCDC is still tracking over 2,000 suspected cases of the virus across the country, warning that the situation calls for extra…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper