Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has placed Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas on total lockdown.
This is a way of the state government’s effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
In a broadcast on Monday, Governor Wike 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”.
The governor warned all residents of the LGAs to comply with his directives.
“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 authorisation.