Number of people testing positive, dying on increase in Imo — Gov Uzodinma


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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

—Says state engages town criers to sensitize indigenes
—To sanction those who breach protocols
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, ABUJA

GOVERNOR Hope Uzodinma of Imo State yesterday raised the alarm that the number of people testing positive and dying as a result of Coronavirus pandemic infection was on the increase in the state.

The Governor also said that his administration has introduced sanctions for people refusing to wear a face mask in compliance with the Presidential Task Force, PTF’s protocols on COVID-19.

Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Imo State Governor said that already community leaders in the state have started engaging town criers in sensitizing the people on the need to obey all the protocols.

According to him, “The number of people testing positive and dying is on the increase, state government alone cannot as a matter of honesty summon…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper