Deadly Covid-19 Strain: Bayelsa imposes curfew from 8 pm to 6 am

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The Bayelsa State Government on Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state to prevent the spread of the deadly Indian strain of Covid-19 from getting into the state.

The curfew would last between the hours of 8pm and 6am daily.

This was announced in a statement on Friday signed by the Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Mr Ayibaina Duba.

Duba said the curfew would take effect from Sunday, May 16, and would last until further notice.

He added, “In view of this development, movements within as well as in and out of the state through the major points, including Bayelsa/Delta States’ boundary at Adagbabiri, Gloryland Drive at Igbogene and Bayelsa/Rivers States’ boundary at Mbiama are prohibited during the hours of the curfew.”

The commissioner said the various security agencies had been mobilised to enforce the curfew.

The statement advised members of the public to take note of the curfew and adhere to it.

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