To avoid the spread of the new wave of coronavirus in Bayelsa, the state government has imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.
Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Chief Ayibaina Duba, announced the development in a statement released in Yenagoa on Friday.
He described the move as a precautionary measure aimed at safeguarding public health.
Security agencies, according to Duba, have been ordered to implement the order, which goes into effect on 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.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN