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Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by sanemind2(m): 12:44pm On Mar 25
The Rivers Government on Wednesday announced the closure of all air, sea and land routes into the state in a move to check the spread of coronavirus to the State.

A statement on Wednesday by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, stated that “the measure became necessary in view of recent developments.

According to the statement the measure will take effect “ from 6am on Thursday March 26, 2020.

He also stated that the governor announced the measures in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday

He said: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our State would have been infected with coronavirus yesterday, but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip-off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.

“The infected person beat all security measures that were put in place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt before security agents stopped her.

“Based on this alarming Information, the State Security Council met yesterday and reviewed measures already put in place and decided that there was urgent need to adopt stringent measures to protect those living and doing business in the state from the virus.

“The council has therefore taken the following painful decisions. With effect from 6pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020 , the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa will not be open to air traffic.

“While we may not have the right to stop flights from entering Port Harcourt, we cannot allow anybody coming from the airport to enter our State.

“We are confident that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other federal agencies will cooperate with us.

“All Land and Sea Borders will be closed. Vehicular movements in an out of the state have been banned.

“In essence no vehicle will leave Rivers State for any other State and no vehicle will be allowed to enter the state.’’

Wike said that the new measures will be in place until further notice.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/covid-19-rivers-govt-closes-all-borders/

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by UnaToto: 12:46pm On Mar 25
Na so
Nobody comes in and no body goes out of the state?
How's that possible in a shambolic country like Nigeria.




-- UnaToto, 2020

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by valentineuwakwe(m): 12:49pm On Mar 25
it's ready oo
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by NyenwePHC: 12:52pm On Mar 25
Way to go bro WIKE. You have shown foresightedness and pragmatism in ensuring that Rivers state remains protected. This is a quality lacking in the President. If not for your avaricious proclivities, you would have make a perfect candidate for the presidecy

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by GAZZUZZ(m): 12:53pm On Mar 25
But people move around inside pH ?

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by UNNSUGpresido(m): 1:53pm On Mar 25
Productivity will massively be on the decline

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by ursullalinda(f): 1:53pm On Mar 25
Every state should follow suit....let's curtail the spread.......especially to rural areas.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by EmmanuelMacron: 1:53pm On Mar 25
In the wake of the economic problems faced by the world, due to the coronaVirus epidemic,
The G-7 being led by me, had a very productive meeting with  finance ministers and we agreed work on "substantial and complementary packages"
This is to help developing countries who already has high debt profiles.

Very soon we will make public our resolutions

I am Emmanuel Macron

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by GeniusWeb: 1:53pm On Mar 25
Toorh, it's good sha
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Abdulrahman1000(m): 1:54pm On Mar 25
Let's keep praying for this deadly virus not to be rampant in our own country like its in China.. And no matter how bad it's, it will never come our way of life or ever know it direction to our lifetime amen.. And May Almighty God continue to be protecting and securing us and our entire household from it amen

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Flexherbal(m): 1:54pm On Mar 25
Every sane person should accept any positive measure, to curtail this virus.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by ayukdaboss(m): 1:54pm On Mar 25
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by hisexcellency34: 1:54pm On Mar 25
Seems we are in a war situation

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Promxy94(m): 1:54pm On Mar 25
I love wike for this

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by topgear(m): 1:54pm On Mar 25
Ok
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by dukeprince50: 1:54pm On Mar 25
My state my state. Thank God my town is surrounded by water, if e too much I carry canoe and net catch fish come drink Garri.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by jojofola: 1:55pm On Mar 25
Wike don show.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Haymaykar(m): 1:55pm On Mar 25
May God help us Sha..

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by id4sho(m): 1:55pm On Mar 25
Madness
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by philip0906(m): 1:55pm On Mar 25
EmmanuelMacron:
In the wake of the economic problems faced by the world, due to the coronaVirus epidemic,
The G-7 being led by me, had a very productive meeting with  finance ministers and we agreed work on "substantial and complementary packages"
This is to help developing countries who already has high debt profiles.

Very soon we will make public our resolutions

I am Emmanuel Macron
Ode

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by einsteine(m): 1:55pm On Mar 25
Cordon Sanitaire
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Tunex252(m): 1:55pm On Mar 25
Daa
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:56pm On Mar 25
Rather late than NEVER.

If Prince Charles can get Coronavirus, who cannot get it then?!


This issue is getting outta hands...

God please save the world.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Sunnycliff(m): 1:56pm On Mar 25
This is no longer funny o
Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by chrisxxx(m): 1:56pm On Mar 25
Action governor Wike. If PDP was in power this scourge would not have got to this level. APC taking over power is likened to Nigeria taking over governance from Britain. We were largely unprepared. Look at the mess we have found ourselves.

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Re: Rivers State On Lockdown, All Borders Closed Over Coronavirus by Lanre4uonly(m): 1:56pm On Mar 25
Anything to avoid the spread must be put in place and strictly adhered to.

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