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COVID-19: Bayelsa imposes dusk to dawn curfew


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As part of measures to curb the spread of the new variants of COVID-19, the Bayelsa State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

The restriction of movement would last between the hours of 8pm to 6am every day.

The information was conveyed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Mr Ayibaina Duba on Friday.

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Duba said the curfew would take effect from Sunday, May 16, and would last till further notice.

He added that:

“In view of this development, movements within as well as in and out of the state through the major points, including Bayelsa/Delta States’ boundary at Adagbabiri, Gloryland Drive at Igbogene and Bayelsa/Rivers States’ boundary at Mbiama are prohibited during the hours of the curfew.”

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The commissioner also disclosed that the various security agencies had been mobilised to enforce the curfew.

The statement advised members of the public to take note of the curfew and adhere to it.