Viewing Centres’ Operators Vow To Obey COVID-19 Rules
As the Rivers State Government reviews the ban on cinemas and public places, operators of sports viewing centres in Port Harcourt have vowed to observe COVID-19 pandemic protocols.
Speaking with our Sports Correspondent in Port Harcourt, some operators said they had been facing great hardship since its closures over six months ago.
According to them, since markets and other public places had been opened, their business outfits ought to be considered as it had been a source of livelihood and survival for them.
Mr. Jude Hart said the viewing centre he operates had been his means of survival since he left University, adding that it had helped him take care of himself and solve other challenges as a young graduate.
In his reaction, Chief Oxford Amaechi stated that they were ready to observe COVID-19 protocols if Governor Wike lift the ban on viewing centres, which is a source of income and also engage many people meaningfully.
Mr. Chuks Onyema said the lock-down of viewing centres in the state had caused untold hardship and suffering that he could no longer live a normal life because the entire family have been facing perilous times.
Also speaking, Mr. Tubonimi Braide wondered why other public places had been opened except viewing certres and night clubs, stating that they would comply with the COVID-19 protocols.