In a bid to ensure compliance and control of the spread of the pandemic, the Rivers State government took the enforcement of the lockdown order a step further by demolishing two hotels found to be operational following the implementation of Executive Order 6 which is a directive that all hotels must remain closed in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state or be brought down by the government.

Earlier today, the Governor of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike monitored the demolition of Prodest Hotel Alode, Eleme and Etemiteh, Onne after they flaunted the Executive Order.

Hotel demolished

In a statement issued today, 10 May, 2020 by Simeon Nwakandu—the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, the state governor assured that these activities are neither political nor discriminatory but for the well-being of the people considering that the highest incidence of the Coronavirus infections were recorded in hotels; particularly of a man who had died in Mingi Hotel in Rumumasi causing seven other infections in the state.

He appealed to residents to comply with these directives stating that it will help the government assess the situation efficiently and reduce the prevalence of new cases.