Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has placed the entire Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City local government areas under a 24-hour total lockdown.
The governor, in a state broadcast said the lockdown in the areas would commence from Thursday, May 7, 2020.
The governor took the decision as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the oil rich state.
The governor, in a tweet on his official Twitter account, @GovWike, on Monday wrote:
“Consequently, we have decided on the extreme measure of placing the entire Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas under a 24 hours total lockdown from Thursday 7thMay 2020 until further notice.
“On no account should there be any vehicular movements or gathering of more than two persons in these Local Government Areas, except those on essential services with appropriate authorization;
“All shops, trading or business activities, including currency exchange, in these Local Government Areas must also remain closed until further notice.
“All Landlords are advised to ensure that no shop or trading activity is opened or carried out in or around their premises or risk the confiscation of their property by the government.
“Any person, group or institution that violates the lockdown and curfew in these Local Government Areas will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
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