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Gov.Wike Reveals When The Total Lockdown in Port-Harcourt and Obio Akpor will End

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday updated the residents of the state on the situation of the fight against coronavirus.

Barr Wike also stated that there is no date yet set for the end of the 24-hour lockdown of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.

He said the early shutting of borders by his administration was fundamental to the low number of cases recorded in the state.

Speaking in a phone-in program on Rhythm FM, he said he shut down of markets because he took an oath to save life and property, stressing that since the pandemic has no cure, and due to the lack of social distancing in the markets, it became necessary to shut them.

He said that his administration has put in place palliatives to cushion the effect.
He added that his administration is prepared to fight the virus, adding that what he is trying to do is to reduce the rate of infection in the state.

On the lockdown of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt, he said he is taking proactive measures, adding that even other countries like Germany that initially lifted its lockdown is going back into locking down.
He said that the shut down was based on the fact that people are not complying with the measures set in place.

Wike stressed that he understands that the impacts of the total lockdown were painful but he can’t fold his hands and watch people die like it is happening in Kano.

He urged residents to make sacrifices, adding that the measures are affecting governments because the government is not also getting taxes as businesses are shut down.

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