Governor Nyesom Wike has announced a temporary lifting of lockdown in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local governments for residents to restock foodstuffs and medicines.
The governor stated this in his state State wide broadcast that the temporary lifting of lockdown for these two Local government Areas will last for two days only, that will effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020 to Wednesday 13th.
Wike said the lockdown will be reinstated on Thursday 14th May, 2020.
“To this end, I hereby announce the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Governments Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020.
“All shops, supermarkets, and malls can open to the public for Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 and 13 May 2020.
” Similarly, all hospitals and banks can also open and provide full services to the public;
“While oil and gas companies are required to submit the list of their staff on essential duties to Government, note that there is no ban on the lifting of petroleum products from depots and other receptacles.
“The total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas will be reinstated on Thursday 14th May 2020 and remain until further notice.”
Governor Wike said all other established restrictions under the Executive Orders on social distancing are still in force.
He said: “Compulsory wearing of face mask or scarfs in vehicles and public places.
It would be recalled that governor Wike had demolished the two hotels that disobeyed his executive orders in Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne, both in Eleme Local Government Area of the state.
Though many has condemned the action of the governor but he insisted that he acted on executive order 6 which was duly signed by him that no hotel should operate in the state during this fight against covid-19.