Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has extended by two weeks the dusk to dawn curfew imposed in the state.
The extension is necessitated by the fall out of the meeting by the Governors’ Forum for a nationwide national lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 across the country.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Orientation and member Bayelsa State Task Force On Covid-19, Freston Akpor, says movement will be restricted between seven o’clock in the evening to six o’clock in the morning.
It would be recalled that government had on Sunday imposed a five day curfew as part of measures to further reinforce the ban on social gatherings and nocturnal worship activities to enhance social distancing.
The statement further said that Security personnel have been placed across the state to ensure compliance.