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22 traders in container arrested at Rivers boundary


THE Rivers State Government on Thursday arrested 22 traders , who were brought into the state in a container fitted to a truck.

Our correspondent learnt that the traders were entering the state from Abia State .

The traders said they were from Anambra and Abia states, but conduct their business in Rivers State.

The Rivers State Health Commissioner , Prof. Chike Princewill , said the 22 traders would be screened to ascertain their coronavirus status .

He said the screening was vital to ensure that they did not infect people of the state .

He said, “ After screening , the traders will be tried in line with the extant laws in place to protect Rivers people . ”

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