GOV. Nyesome Wike of Rivers State has declared a total lockdown in some parts of the state as part measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The areas affected are Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor L. G. As, although some parts of Port Harcourt have been on partial lockdown for the last two weeks.
The governor made the declaration in a statewide broadcast yesterday stating that there will be 24-hour curfew in the two local government areas.
According to him, the lockdown would take effect from Thursday May 7.
Speaking further, Gov. Wike said some preventive measures infused into the lockdown order and curfew were instituted in order to curtail the spread of the disease, this, he explained, include ban on inter-state travels and large gatherings. He noted that all these are still on the increase in Rivers State.
The governor also banned all unnecessary movements in the state and gathering of more than two persons while business activities are to shut down during the total lockdown. He also promised N100,000 reward to anyone who may provide identity and location of people who would violate the orders.