Wike announces partial lockdown of Rivers over COVID-19

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced partial lockdown of Rivers State.

He also suspended operations of night clubs, cinemas and public parks as part of measures to prevent the coronavirus pandemic.

Though the state has not recorded any positive case of the pandemic, Wike has been rolling out measures to stop the virus from getting to Rivers, including closing public and private schools and directing restrictions in religious and transport activities.

In his latest announcement in Monday, the Governor said significant public places would remain closed till further notice beginning from March 24.

He insisted that his government was committed to protecting the residents.

The governor further directed local government council chairmen to ensure that public burials and weddings do not take place in their respective areas.

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