Governor relaxes lockdown of P/Harcourt, Obio-Akpor for six days






Governor relaxes lockdown of P/Harcourt, Obio-Akpor for six days

Governor Nyesom Wike has relaxed the lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas of Rivers State for six days.

This was disclosed by the Governor in a state broadcast on Wednesday, the relaxation kicks-off today.

He said the lockdown would be restored in the capital city on May 26.

He said: “Residents and visitors of these local government areas can therefore go out of their homes for their lawful businesses from May 21 until 8pm, Tuesday, 26th of May 2020, when the lockdown will be restored and maintained until further notice.

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“It is important to emphasized that the relaxation only allows for free human and vehicular movements and the opening of limited businesses, such as banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops.

“All land, sea and air exit and entry borders and routes into Rivers State shall remain closed. Similarly, all open markets, motor parks, hotels, bars, night clubs, in-service restaurants and barbers’ shops must remain shut.

“Religious gatherings of more than 50 persons remain prohibited. All public weddings, burials and other social gathering also remain prohibited. Private and commercial vehicles, including tricycles must continue to limit the number of passengers to two persons only.

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“The wearing of face masks or coverings in public spaces, including commercial and private vehicles remains compulsory as contraveners would be arrested and summarily dealt with as the law demands.”

“It is important to emphasized that the relaxation only allows for free human and vehicular movements and the opening of limited businesses, such as banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops.

“All land, sea and air exit and entry borders and routes into Rivers State shall remain closed. Similarly, all open markets, motor parks, hotels, bars, night clubs, in-service restaurants and barbers’ shops must remain shut.

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“Religious gatherings of more than 50 persons remain prohibited. All public weddings, burials and other social gathering also remain prohibited. Private and commercial vehicles, including tricycles must continue to limit the number of passengers to two persons only.

“The wearing of face masks or coverings in public spaces, including commercial and private vehicles remains compulsory as contraveners would be arrested and summarily dealt with as the law demands.”

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