- Bonny local government area and Onne Community in Eleme local government area in Rivers state have been locked down
- Governor Wike announced this on Saturday, noting that the lockdown take effect from Sunday, June 21
- The Rivers state governor said a total lockdown of the areas is necessary to check the continuing spread of Covid-19
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Governor Nyesom Wike has again imposed a total lockdown in some parts of Rivers state in a bid to check Covid-19 spread.
The affected areas in the state are Bonny local government area and Onne Community in Eleme local government area.
Legit.ng gathers that the lockdown will take effect from Sunday, June 21.
Governor Wike who announced this in a state broadcast on Saturday, June 20, said all residents of Bonny and Onne community must stay at home, apart from those on essential services.
He said the state government's review of the situation in the affected areas indicate that a total lockdown is necessary to control the continuing spread of the virus.
“By this measure, all shops, offices and business places must remain closed," the governor announced.
Governor Wike said Rivers has 866 positive cases out of 2572 samples tested so far, expressing worry that the state is gradually becoming the next epicentre of Covid-19 in the south-south region.
He urged all residents of the state to treat coronavirus with all seriousness by staying at home as much as possible.
Meanwhile, as cases of coronavirus infections continue to rise, the federal government has raised an alarm that 80% of Nigerians infected with COVID-19 are not in isolation centres out of fear of being stigmatized.
The government while urging Nigerians to prepare for more difficult days ahead, warned that the effect of virus' transmission would be seen in three weeks as figures begin to rise alongside an increased number of fatalities.
This was revealed on Thursday, June 18, by Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The secretary to the government of the federation said that they are taking care of only 20% of patients who show up at isolation centres after exhibiting symptoms.
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