There has been an imposed dusk to dawn curfew on specific localities in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by Governor Wike Nyesom in order to curb the widespread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state.
Governor Wike placed the curfew on Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba in Obio Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) and from Education Bus Stop (Port Harcourt City) to Agip Junction.
“Good people of Rivers state, based on suggestions by well being of Rivers people, the government is looking into setting up food markets across the state.
I am confident that with collective resolve, our dear state will contain the spread of this virus.
All beer parlors and public drinking joints are hereby closed because they have suddenly become an extension of night clubs. Any beer parkour or public drinking joint found open shall be acquired by the State Government.
All landlords are advised to warn tenants who use their property as beer parlors or public drinking joints to adhere to this directive.
Traditional Rulers, Youth Leaders and Community Development Committees are to ensure that beer parlors and public drinking joints in their areas remain closed,” Governor Wike stated.
The governor exempted Medical and Pharmaceutical Personnel, Food and Beverages, Essential Oil and Gas Staff, Petroleum Products and Media Workers and Newspaper Distributors from the movement restriction for those with valid identification.