Worried by the surge in coronavirus cases in his state, Rivers State Governor. Nyesome Wike, has said he has no option than to lockdown the state again in January.
The governor spoke on the matter during the thanksgiving church service in celebration of the 90th birthday of Mrs. Priscilla Nwanediye Mark, at the St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government on Sunday.
He regretted the inability of churches and markets in the state to enforce the usage of face masks in order to prevent COVID19 spread.
He added that his government would announce strict measures to curtail the spread of the disease any time soon.Wike said, “When you go to some churches, they don’t wear masks. Go to the market, they don’t wear masks. They believe COVID is not real. It’s not real because it has not happened to you; nobody has died whom you know. When somebody has died and the person was close to you, you will know that COVID is real.
“So, it is real and I want to appeal to all of you that we have to be stricter now because the second wave is more dangerous than the first wave. It’s very, very dangerous. I know how many people we have lost since the second wave started.