There was partial compliance to the lockdown order by the Delta Government in Warri and its environs.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who monitored the situation on Wednesday, reports that youths were seen on the roads in Warri, playing football.
NAN recalls that the state government last week, directed a two-week lockdown of the state as one of the measures to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The order took effect from Wednesday, April 1.
Security operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, Navy, Police and Delta Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA) were at strategic locations to enforce compliance.
Some residents resorted to trekking to their destinations, since there were no vehicles.
While some shops were under lock and key in the main market, Igbo Market, shops were open in areas like Avenue, Enerhen Junction, Mc Demold Road, among others.
Some of the banks visited were providing skeletal services, while petroleum retail outlets attended to customers promptly.
Though the compliance was higher in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, as many people stayed at home, while shops were locked.
The Effurun market was closed and moved temporarily to Alegbo Primary School, with a bucket of sanitiser at the school gate for the customers.
A youth who identified himself as Samson Okeoghene said it would be difficult for them to stay indoors for two weeks without adequate food.
“We are playing football because there is nothing to keep us busy at home, with no electricity.
“Government should try and provide food for people because it will be difficult for people to survive without food,” he said.
Another resident, who identified himself as Newyear Abujel, said it would be disastrous if palliatives were not provided by the government to cushion the effect.
“Within these two weeks, a lot of people are jobless, many things will happen in this Warri like breaking of shops because of hunger.
“We need food and steady electricity in these two weeks of lockdown,” he said.