The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that there is no nothing to worry about increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state because they have intensified contact tracing of victims and its test capacity.
In a statement he shared on his twitter page on Tuesday, Wike said everything was under control as contact tracing and testing for COVID-19 had been intensified.
He said, “As I have stated earlier, there is nothing to worry about the increasing number of positive cases as such is not unexpected in the light of the intensification of contact- tracing and increased testing of suspected cases.
Wike noted that 60 per cent of the positive cases of COVID-29 recorded in the state had been connected with oil company workers and he that he had initiated a meeting with major oil companies in the state to work out a strategy to curtail the spread.
“As 60 per cent of the positive cases recorded in the state are connected with oil company workers, we have initiated a meeting with all the major oil companies to work out strategies on how we can stop this trend and stop the risk this category of workers now pose to the State”.
Wike also declared a nighttime curfew on 23 Local Government Areas of the state, saying it was a further measure to prevent breach of security in the state.
“Our intelligence has intercepted a clandestine plan by some criminal elements led by Bobosky to cause security breaches in the State by instigating violence and burning down churches in Khana, Eleme, Gokana, Tai and Oyigbo Local Government Areas of the state.
“We want to assure all residents that the State Government is fully ready and prepared to deal with the situation and continue to guarantee the protection of lives and property throughout the State.
“As a further security measure, we have decided to impose a nighttime curfew on all the 23 Local Government Areas of the State from 8 p.m to 6 a.m starting from the 2nd of June 2020 until further notice,” Wike said.