The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has on Tuesday announced the extension of the stay-at-home order in the state by two weeks.
He said this is part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Okowa made the statement on Tuesday via his Twitter handle @IAOkowa.
Okowa had earlier declared restriction order on April 1, which expires today (Tuesday) at 11:59 pm.
Okowa said, “With three confirmed cases of #COVID-19 in Delta State, we are working round-the-clock to curb the spread of the virus. This is why, I announced a two-week extension of the stay-at-home order, as well as a 7pm to 7am curfew.
Okowa also said his government is working In-line with the recommendations of global health experts, at the end of this week, we will begin the process of distributing free face masks across Delta State.
Additionally, I informed our citizens and residents that we are also working to fast-track the distribution of food items to low-income families and communities to cushion the effect of the lockdown, the governor added.
Remember Monday by 7pm, the president extended the lockdown order in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun by another 14 days, after the lockdown order of March 30th elapsed on Monday.
Nigeria has now recorded 343 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Nigeria, while 91 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 2,019,320, while 119,483 people have died from Covid-19 and 448,665 have recovered from the disease.