Diri extends stay-at-home order in Bayelsa by one week

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has extended the stay-at-home order in the state by another one week, with effect from Monday, May 4, 2020.

Diri gave the fresh directive during a meeting of the state's COVID-19 task force and other top government officials at the Government House in Yenagoa.

His Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying the state had adopted the imposition of the nationwide curfew from 8 p.m to 6 a.m with effect from May 4, 2020, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bayelsa also adopted the Presidential curfew directive of between 8 pm and 6 am for two weeks also beginning May 4.

Alabrah, however, noted that the curfew directive and compulsory use of face masks in public was not given by Gov. Diri, contrary to some posts on social media.

"The curfew and compulsory use of face masks are in accordance with the presidential directive which is also in force in the state.

"Violators risk prosecution from the government," he said.

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