The governor of Imo state,H.E Sen Hope Uzodimma,has approved Friday April 10  for Imo people and residents to  shop for food items for the Easter celebrations.
In a release signed by Hon Declan Emelumba Commissioner for information and strategy, and made available to this newspaper, stated that 10th of April 2020 relaxation of the Lockdown is to enable IMO indigenes shop for easter period.

The release said that, this  means that the total lock down of the state will be temporarily relaxed on Friday (tomorrow) April 10, to enable Imo people and residents shop only for food items for the Easter celebrations.

 Consequently food markets and food vending supermarkets will be allowed to open from 6am to 6pm tomorrow.  All concerned are advised to adhere strictly to the time allowed and ensure that they shop only for food items.

Boutiques, jewellery shops and all other non food markets and outlets  remain shut tomorrow.

The total lock down of the state resumes with full force from Saturday April 11,2020. Imo people are therefore advised to observe the Easter Sunday church services on-line or through the Eletronic media as it affects their respective denominations.

Security agencies are under firm orders to ensure that the lock down order is strictly adhered to and that those caught in violation are promptly arrested and prosecuted .

The governor appeals to Imo people to take  the total lock down order with the utmost seriousness it deserves as  every measure taken is  aimed at keeping the COVID 19 pandemic far from the state and the people.