A report by The Nation indicates that two children of a COVID-19 patient that has passed away and a pastor praying for his recovery have tested positive for the virus in Rivers state.
Governor Nyesom Wike made the disclosure as the state has recorded thirteen (13) COVID-19 cases with two (2) deaths.
The Rivers state governor while giving an update to contain the pandemic situation in the state on Friday, May 1, announced that wearing face-masks in public places has become mandatory.
He said: “The wearing of face mask in all public places is now compulsory throughout the state.
The State Security Council will meet in the next 24 hours to consider and approve necessary mitigating measures for commuters, including the deployment of government buses to shuttle designated public places.”
Wike went on to blame security operatives who were deployed to enforce borders’ closure for sabotaging the state’s efforts.
The governor while accusing the operatives of receiving gratifications to allow people in, vowed that borders would be tightened with the inauguration of a Task Force.
He added that the transmission of COVID-19 in the state was a fallout of sabotage by security agencies and their operatives.