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COVID-19: Okowa orders shut down of Asaba airport

….closes all land borders in and out of Delta

…shut malls, supermarkets, others

…enjoin residents of the State to stay at home

AS part of an effort aimed at containing the outbreak or spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the State, the Delta State Government, yesterday ordered the shut down of the Asaba International Airport to traffic and closure of all land borders into and out of the State.
Okowa in a broadcast said: “As promised, we have continued to monitor and review developments concerning this global pandemic on a daily if not hourly basis.

“Although there has been no confirmed case in Delta, nevertheless, we deem it fit to take further measures to avert any outbreak or contain its spread if it occurs.
“Consequently, after a meeting with the Central Committee on Managing/Containing the Coronavirus Pandemic headed by me, several far-reaching decisions were made, and I hereby order as follows: Asaba airport is to close to traffic effective from Friday, March 27, 2020 by 6pm.

“All land borders into and out of Delta are to be shut effective 6am, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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