COVID-19: A new curfew has been enforced in Bayelsa due to a new outbreak of violence.

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In order to avoid the dissemination of the latest wave of COVID-19 in the state, the Bayelsa government has placed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chief Ayibaina Duba, the Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, announced this in a statement released on Friday.

Duba described the action as a precautionary move aimed at ensuring public health.

He went on to say that security forces have been told to follow 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.


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