After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease as a pandemic, meaning it is affecting everywhere, it became imperative for governments at all levels to take more stringent measures to prevent spread of the virus.
In line with this, the Rivers State government has announced further restrictions in the State. Major marketing activities have been banned, as well as public parks, burials, night clubs and cinemas. It was also said that Port Harcourt International Airport will not be open to air traffics starting from Thursday March 26, 2020.
These restrictions means coming and and going out of Rivers State is no longer possible in a bid to contain the virus. The trend in Nigeria has showed that most of the reported coronavirus infections were 'imported cases', hence, the need to prevent further importation of the virus.
We urge Rivers people and Nigerians to demonstrate high understanding and cooperation with the governments in managing this pandemic.
Let us remember all the hygiene tips that we are already implementing. Also, and more importantly, it is advised that you stay at home during this period. Organizations should allow their non-essential staff to stay at home to minimize contacts and exposure. This is a good way to reduce exposure and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands regularly with soap, dettol solution, etc. Use alcohol based hand sanitizers. Drink water regularly. Avoid cold drinks. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Prevent #coronavirus infection. #RVSG. #ISPON