Rivers State government has announced that it is set to reopen markets in the state.
The outbreak of COVID-19 had forced the state government to shut markets to prevent the spread its in the state.
However, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in a tweet on Tuesday said markets in the state were set to reopen.
Governor Wike called on markets unions, traders and customers to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocol to curtail the spread of the virus.
He added that the use of face mask use was compulsory for both traders and their customers in he market environment.
“We are set to open our markets in Rivers State. For the safety of Rivers people we would need the cooperation of market unions, traders and customers to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols and use face masks while in the market”, he said.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Rivers State has recorded 1,842 cases, discharged 1,481 patients and recorded 53 deaths so far as a result of COVID-19.