The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has taken drastic measures to avert the Covid-19 crisis in the State by shutting the surrounding land border and airport.
Wike on Wednesday announced this move while saying that there would have been an outbreak of the Coronavirus in the State, “but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip-off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.”
To make avoid a reoccurrence, Wike has ordered for a total shutdown of all entry points in River as well as banning public gatherings which include Burials and weddings were prohibited, while public parks, night clubs and Cinemas are directed to close down.
It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our State would have been infected with coronavirus yesterday, but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip- off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt. #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/JjE3LoetHY
— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) March 25, 2020
Also, no vehicle will leave Rivers State for any other State and no vehicle will be allowed to enter the State as security agencies have been empowered to strictly enforce this directive and there will be no room for sacred cows because the virus is no respecter of persons.
“At this time in our national life, we must shun primordial sentiments and face the reality on the ground. I am confident that God is on our side, the temporary hardship we are facing today will come to an end very soon”, he added.