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Diri imposes curfew on Bayelsa amid COVID-19 third wave scare

By News Desk

The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has imposed an indefinite curfew on the state to prevent further spread of the new wave of coronavirus across the state.

Diri imposes the curfew after a thorough assessment of the virus spread globally which had forced some countries go under lockdown to forestall COVID-19 related deaths in the country

Announcing the development, Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Ayibaina Duba, said the measure was a precautionary step aimed at protecting public health.

Duba, in a statement released yesterday, explained that security agencies had been directed to enforce the directive which takes effect from Saturday, May 15.

“As part of proactive measures to prevent the spread of the surging trait of the new variants of COVID-19, Bayelsa State Government hereby imposes a dusk to dawn curfew from 8pm to 6 am daily.

“The curfew takes effect from Saturday 15th May 2021 until further notice.

“In view of this development, movements within and out of the state through the major entry points are prohibited during the hours of the curfew.

“Areas affected mostly, include, Bayelsa/Delta States’ boundary at Adagbabiri, GloryLand Drive at Igbogene, and Bayelsa/Rivers States’ boundary at Mbiama.

“Relevant security agencies have been mobilised to enforce the curfew. Commuters and members of the public are advised to take note of this development, “Duba stated.

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