Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced the suspension of lockdown in Obio Akpor and Port-Harcourt local council areas with effect from today, Thursday, May 21, 2020.
According to a statement by the governor, the relaxation was for six days only and only malls, supermarkets, banks and stores are to be opened for operations while markets, clubs remained closed.
He further mentioned that residents and visitors of these local government areas can as well go out of their homes for their lawful businesses until 8.00pm Tuesday 26th of May 2020, when the lockdown will be restored and maintained until further notice.
It is pertinent to emphasis that the relaxation only allows for free movement of human and vehicles and the opening of few businesses which include banks, supermarkets, shopping malls and grocery shops.
The governor also emphasized that all land, sea and air exit and entry borders and routes into Rivers State shall remain closed.
Meanwhile, business such as open markets, motor parks, hotels, bars, night clubs, in-service restaurants and barbers shops remain shut.