Diri extends Bayelsa lockdown by one week

From Nicholas Ogunde, Yenagoa

As the directive on earlier lockdown expired on Monday in Bayelsa State, Governor Douye Diri has extended the stay-at-home order by another week.

The governor also made it mandatory for the residents to wear face masks in public in compliance with the presidential directive.

He warned that violators of the directive would be prosecution.

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Diri gave the fresh directive during a meeting of the state’s COVID-19 task force and other top government officials at the Government House in Yenagoa.

His Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying the state had adopted the imposition of the nationwide curfew from 8 p.m to 6 a.m with effect from May 4, 2022, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.


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