• April 12, 2021

Rivers Govt Relaxes Lockdown In Port Harcourt And Obio/Akpor


By Lilian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Rivers State Government has put a hold on the total lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas of the state. Governor Nyesom Wike, who disclosed this new development on Wednesday, May 20, via a State-wide broadcast, said the suspension of the lockdown would last for six days, starting from Thursday, 21st May 2020, toTuesday 26th of May 2020, “when the lockdown will be restored and maintained until further notice”.

According to Wike, the lockdown suspension only allowed for free human and vehicular movements, the opening of limited businesses, such as banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops, adding that land, sea and air exit and entry borders and routes into Rivers State would remain shut.

The governor went on to state that: open markets, motor parks, hotels, bars, night clubs, in-service restaurants and barbers’ shops were to remain shut; religious gatherings of more than 50 persons remained prohibited; public weddings, burials and other social gathering were to remain prohibite; Private and commercial vehicles, including tricycles must continue to limit the number of passengers to two persons only; wearing of face masks or coverings in public spaces, including commercial and private vehicles remained compulsory as those who contravened would be arrested and summarily dealt with as the law demands, the governor warned.


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