The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike  has announced that all of the state’s borders will be closed effective tomorrow, March 26, 2020. The complete closure will block all forms of transportation by land, sea and air to and from the state.

Wike said the step became necessary to prevent the Coronavirus from entering the state although it is yet to record a case of the dreaded disease.

The governor said: “But for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip- off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt, the infected person beat all security measures that were put in place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt before security agents stopped her.

“Based on this alarming information, the State Security Council met yesterday and reviewed measures already put in place and decided that there was urgent need to adopt stringent measures to protect those living and doing business in the state from the virus.”