Ebonyi State Government says it would not hesitate to order a total lockdown of the state if the coronavirus pandemic cases continue to rise in the state.
This is even as it noted that those who claimed that the virus was not real were jokers. It said the realities on ground proved that the virus is a reality.
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Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi stated this on Wednesday during the weekly statewide broadcast to give update on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Umahi, who lambasted those saying the disease was a conduit for money making by politicians, urged the residents not to be deceived by social media enthusiasts who took to Facebook and other online platforms to castigate the state government.
While revealing that the state recorded the 13th Covid-19 case on Tuesday, he appealed to Nigerians to take the instructions of the National Centre for Disease Control seriously, in order not to fall victims of the pandemic.