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Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.

Heavy storm destroys buildings, others in Port Harcourt

Residents of Port-Harcourt and the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, are counting their loses as a result of the heavy rain, accompanied by heavy windstorm in the city on Wednesday.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
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Lockdown: Burglar arrested at Rivers university hostel in Rivers

The Police in Rivers State have arrested one of the two suspects who allegedly took advantage of students’ absence from school due to the COVID-19 lockdown to burgle of one of the hostels at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Iwofe, in Port Harcourt.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria to convert tuberculosis testing machines to coronavirus – minister

The Federal Government said it had concluded arrangements to convert tuberculosis’ diagnostic machines in the country coronavirus’ detection machines.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Coronavirus curfew: Port Harcourt residents forced off streets by security personnel

Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria to follow up over 6,000 virus contacts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will follow up on over 6000 contact tracing to curb the spread of Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country.
Rivers United FC coach Stanley Eguma

Rivers manager unperturbed by effects of coronavirus break on momentum

Rivers united FC coach Stanley Eguma has stated that he is unperturbed by the possible effects of the Covid-19 break on the momentum of his team following a break that happened at a time when the Port Harcourt based side had hit a form that has gotten them to second on the league table just four points behind league leaders Plateau United.

Rivers churches split into sessions to observe social distancing

Most churches in Rivers had not more than 50 members in each worship session in compliance with the rule on social distancing by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
A man walks inside a new isolation and treatment centre at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium), erected as an additional measure to handle the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lagos, Nigeria March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria imposes offshore oil worker restrictions in coronavirus battle

Nigeria’s petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28-day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to a circular seen by Reuters.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Lockdown: Rivers governor satisfied with level of compliance

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with the State government’s directive on the closure of markets, saying that his administration is committed to checking the spread of coronavirus.
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Seven dead in accident on Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Friday that seven persons lost their lives in an auto-crash at Aki-na-Ukwa Junction, Mgbowo, on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor reveals identity of coronavirus index case

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed the identity of the COVID-19 in the State.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers closes all borders

In a move to check the spread of coronavirus to Rivers State, the State Government on Wednesday announced that air , sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers shuts all air, land, sea borders indefinitely

Governor Nyesom Wike has declared all Rivers state borders shut indefinitely, barring movement in and out of the state from Thursday to guard against Corona Virus.

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