The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has given the order to allow those who have lost a precious person in the state to bury their dead as they do not know when the pandemic will be over in the country.
Governor Uzodinma said the people in Imo state has just two weeks to carry out the burial and return back to lockdown when he was in an interview with some newsmen at the Government House in Owerri.
Uzodinma said to the newsmen;
“I feel the cries and pains of the people whose loved ones are in the mortuary. While we are still battling with the issue of coronavirus, I will give you the opportunity to go and bury your loved ones who have been in the mortuary.
“We are also aware of the repeated calls from mortuary owners on the piling up of dead bodies. I am, therefore, granting two weeks for burials.”
He also warned the residents of Imo state that if they should continue disobeying the government orders on lockdown, he would impose more strict measures in order to contain the virus in the state.
He has also ordered more security to be mounted at every border of the state.