Governor Wike lifts lockdown in Rivers State for 6 days

Governor Wike lifts lockdown

Governor Wike lifts lockdown in Rivers State for 6 days in order to meet the demands of the people of Rivers State following the outbreak of coronavirus in the state

Recall that the governor of rivers state recently destroyed two hotels for violating the lockdown order in the state

9jatalkative reports that this led to numerous reactions amongst nigerians in reaction to the action of the Governor of Rivers State

Governor of Rivers state, Wike has announced a temporary lift of the lockdown for 6 days with effect from Thursday May 21, 2020.

The announcement on the lifting of the lockdown in Rivers state was announced by Governor Wike on Wednesday, 20th may, 2020

The lifting of the lockdown is set to start from today, Thursday 21st May, 2020 till next week Tuesday 26th May 2020.

Making the announcement that Governor Wike lifts lockdown lifted, the Governor said:

“We indicated our readiness to review the lockdown from time to time as occasion demands with the interest of our people as the central basis.”

“Although we are only three days into the ongoinglockdown, it has become necessary, once again, to relax the restrictions.”

“Accordingly, the State’s Security Council has decided to suspend the total lockdown on Obio/Akporand Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for 6 (six) days, with effect from Thursday, 21st May 2020”.

“Residents and visitors of these local government areas can therefore go out of their homes for their lawful businesses from tomorrow morning, that is,Thursday May 21 until 8.00pm Tuesday 26th of May 2020, when the lockdown will be restored and maintained until further notice”.

“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.”

“Remember that other established restrictions under the Executive Orders on social distancing are still in force.”

Governor Wike lifts lockdown

Revealing that the ban on religious gatherings and social gatherings are still in place, the Governor of Rivers state as Governor Wike lifts lockdown, he said;

“The 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.”

”All residents must continue to maintain a social distancing in every space, including a vehicles, bank premises and shopping places as required by the subsisting regulations.”

Recall that Adamawa state recently lifted the ban on religious gatherings following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Borno state also lifted the ban on religious gatherings with strict conditions that social distancing will still be maintained

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