• Authorises compulsory wearing of facemasks in public
Following the expiration of the earlier directive, Governor Douye Diri yesterday extended the stay-at-home order in Bayelsa State by one week.
He also authorised the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public in deference to the presidential directive, threatening violators with prosecution.
The governor gave the fresh directive during a meeting of the state’s COVID-19 task force and other top government officials at Government House, Yenagoa.
His Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, quoted the Bayelsa chief executive as saying the state had adopted the imposition of the nationwide daily curfew of 8pm to 6am effective yesterday.