Wike declares 24-hour curfew in Port Harcourt, others

River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared a 24-hour curfew in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking during a statewide broadcast, Wike stated that vehicular movements and opening of shops are prohibited during the curfew.

The governor said, “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 7th May 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

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.” The statement added

He also advised residents of the areas to stay at home during the period of the curfew.


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