A pastor who was praying for the recovery of a man who tested positive to Coronavirus in Rivers State has also contracted the virus and has been isolated.
The COVID-19 patient who is currently deceased also infected two of his children with the virus prior to his death.
While updating the State on efforts to curb the pandemic on Friday, Governor Nyesom Wike said wearing of face-masks in public places have become mandatory across Rivers.
He also blamed security operatives deployed to enforce borders’ closure for sabotaging the efforts, accusing them of receiving gratifications to allow people into the state.
He promised that the borders would henceforth be tightened owing to the inauguration of a ‘Task Force on Border Closure’ comprising of Rivers indigenes.
“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.”