Imo Governor, Uzodinma tested negative for COVID-19
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has denied being in self-isolation. He also clarified that he had since tested negative for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
According to a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, Uzodinma was in high spirit working to deliver the shared prosperity government he was driving.
The statement read in part: “Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State is not in any self-isolation over Coronavirus. He has long tested negative and has no need to self- isolate himself. He is therefore in high spirit working to ensure that Imolites are protected from the epidemic and enjoy his government of shared prosperity.”
However, the state’s police command has said it would enforce all rules regarding the COVID-19, warning the public to observe them, especially as they concern prevention.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu, directed all Imo residents to adhere to the rules as espoused by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), including social distancing.
The statement also said the command would obey the directives by releasing the bailable alleged offenders.