Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike imposed a curfew in the 23 Local Government Areas in the state as part of measures to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The curfew replaces the total lockdown earlier imposed on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas of Rivers state.
In a statewide broadcast on Tuesday night, Wike said the curfew will be between 8pm to 6am and takes effect on June 2nd.
The development follows the emergence of 36 covid-19 cases in the state – the highest single day surge yet in the state.
Rivers has so far confirmed 157 cases of the novel coronavirus.
In his live broadcast, Governor Wike also announced that his administration has uncovered plans by some criminal elements led by one Bobosky to cause security breaches in Khana, Eleme, Gokana, Tai, Oyigbo and Ikwerre local government areas.