A pastor who prayed for the recovery of a man in Rivers State who tested positive for Coronavirus also contracted the virus and was isolated.
Currently deceased COVID-19 patient also infected two of his children with the virus before his death.
While updating the State on Friday’s efforts to curb the pandemic, Governor Nyesom Wike said face-masking in public places has become compulsory across the Rivers.
He also blamed deployed security operatives for implementing the closure of borders for sabotaging the efforts, accusing them of collecting gratifications to bring people into the state.
He promised that the boundaries would be strengthened by the installation of a ‘Border Closure Task Force’ composed of indigenous rivers.He said: “Wearing face masks in all public places is now mandatory across the state.”
“The State Security Council will meet in the next 24 hours to discuss and authorize required mitigation steps for commuters, including the deployment of government buses to shuttle to designated public places.”