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Wike declares total lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced a total lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt Local Government Area. Governor Wike announced the lockdown during a state broadcast yesterday. The complete lockdown starts from 6am today.

The affected parts included Creek Road, Prison Junction, Nembe waterside, Cultural Centre, Yam Zone and Ahoada Street. Other are in Diobu namely: Education Bus Stop, Kalabari by Odi Street, Afikpo Street, Gambia Street, the entire Ikoku Spare part zone, Rivers State University Roundabout, and Abali Park, under the flyover (both descending and ascending). 

He said: “While we commend our people for generally adhering to our restrictions on social distancing, we deplore the lack of compliance with the order on shutting business activities by some residents in parts of Port Harcourt.

“These people are endangering the lives of everybody in the state. Consequently, we are constrained to place the following areas of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area under complete lockdown, until further notice.”

The governor said though the measures are painful, it was the right thing to do to check the spread of Coronavirus in these areas. “All residents and visitors to these neighbourhoods must stay at home. All business premises, shops and commercial interactions must also cease in these places with immediate effect…”

He urged residents to continue to comply with directives on social distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitisers and wearing of face masks, as the case may be.


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