State Government has suspended the total lockdown exercise in Obio/Akpor and
Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for six days, with effect from Thursday,
21st May 2020.
leave their homes for their legal business from tomorrow morning, that is,
Thursday 21 May to 8.00 p.m., Tuesday 26 May 2020, when the lock-down will be
restored and maintained until further notice.
human and vehicular movements and the opening of limited businesses, such as
banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops.
State shall remain closed.
in-service restaurants and barbers’ shops must remain closed.
limit the number of passengers to two persons only.
commercial and private vehicles remains compulsory as those who contravene
would be arrested and summarily dealt with as the law demands,” he stated.
stay at home and stay safe. Let us also try to ensure that we keep and protect
the most vulnerable persons among us, especially the aged and those with
serious underlying health conditions from this virus,” he said.
distances in all areas, including within vehicles, bank premises and shopping
areas, as required by the existing regulations.
orders and restrictions would be arrested and prosecuted, as usual, for
deliberately endangering themselves and the lives of others in the face of this
frontlines supporting the efforts of the State Government in several ways to
mitigate the spread of this virus in our State.
more than ever to do everything to fight against the spread of COVID-19
pandemic in Rivers State.