More drastic measures have been taken be the Rivers State Government to stop the unfold of Coronavirus into the state.
Rivers is the one of many metropolitan states of the Federation but to document a case of COVID-19.
Governor Nyesom Wike in a statewide broadcast introduced that air, sea and land routes into the state might be closed to site visitors, starting 6am, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Wike stated that the measure turned crucial after Rivers state escaped recording a case of the worldwide pandemic.
The Governor stated, “But for the vigilance of safety brokers who, appearing on a tip- off prevented an contaminated individual from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.
“The contaminated individual beat all safety measures that have been put in place on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt earlier than safety brokers stopped her.
“Based on this alarming Information, the State Security Council met yesterday and reviewed measures already put in place and determined that there was pressing want to undertake stringent measures to shield these dwelling and doing enterprise within the state from the virus.
“The council has due to this fact taken the next painful selections: With impact from 6pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020 , the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa won’t be open to air site visitors. While we might not have the fitting to stop flights from entering Port Harcourt, we can’t enable anyone coming from the airport to enter our State. We are assured that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and different federal companies will cooperate with us.
“All Land and Sea Borders might be closed.
“Vehicular actions in an out of the state have been banned. In essence no automobile will go away Rivers State for another State and no automobile might be allowed to enter the state.
“Let me reiterate that the scenario we face requires drastic measures as a result of coronavirus has ravaged many nations.
Governor Wike stated that the brand new measures might be in place until additional discover.
The Rivers state Government Tuesday had introduced a ban on all types of open worship together with crusades and vigils, public Burials and weddings have been prohibited, whereas public parks, night time golf equipment and Cinemas have been directed to shut down.