Bill to prevent COVID-19, other diseases signed into law in Imo


Gov Hope Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Friday at the legislative chamber, accented to a bill for the prevention of Coronavirus in the State.

Odogwublog reports that the bill seeks to introduce and enforce measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

Gov. Hope Uzodinma

Governor Uzodinma noted that the law became necessary following the outbreak of the deadly virus ravaging the globe.

To this end, he said the government, by the passage of the bill, has been empowered to invoke the penal clause on unsuspecting violators.

The Governor said that it has now become a legal offence for anyone to ignore government directive and control, such as social distancing, sanitizing of hands, public gathering, restriction order, among others.

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He enjoined the people to cooperate with the government in the fight against the pandemic by adhering to government’s directives.

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