Coronavirus: Wike Locks Down Rivers State

In News 2020-03-25 10:35:50
Coronavirus: Wike Locks Down Rivers State
Coronavirus: Wike Locks Down Rivers State


By Ufuoma Egbamuno


Rivers State will be on lockdown from Thursday to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. 


State governor, Nyesom Wike in a statewide broadcast says the decision to adopt the stringent methods was reached after an infected person from Abuja almost made it to  Port Harcourt but was stopped by security operatives.


"Our state would have been infected with Coronavirus yesterday but for the vigilance of security agents who acting on a tip-off prevented an infected person from boarding from Abuja to Port Harcourt.


"The infected person beat all security measures that were put in place at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt before security agents stopped her."


Wike revealed that following the occurrence  the State Security Council decided to implement the new law "With Effect from 6 pm March 26"  will close the Port Harcourt International Airport, all sea and land borders.


He added that there will be no vehicular movements in and out of the state until further notice.


Wike pled with the people of the State to adhere to these new directives as "security operatives have been empowered to enforce them."