As part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic into the state, Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state.
The curfew was announced by the state Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Orientation, Mr Freston Akpor.
He said the curfew would last for five days with effect from Sunday, April 19, 2020.
According to him, there would be a restriction of movements between 7 pm to 6 am for five days.
Governor Diri Imposes 5 Days Curfew On Bayelsa
He disclosed that the curfew is part of the proactive measures initiated to reinforce further the ban on social gatherings, particularly night clubs, beer parlour, bar and nocturnal worship activities to enhance social distancing.
You will recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC had on Sunday confirmed that the country recorded eighty-six new cases bringing the total of confirmed cases to 627.
According to a tweet on the agency’s Twitter handle, 70 were recorded in Lagos, 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno.
As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21, the agency tweeted.