A pastor, who prayed 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 now said to have died, also infected two of his children before his death.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, while addressing the state on efforts to curb the pandemic on Friday, said wearing of face-masks in public places have become mandatory across Rivers.
He blamed security operatives deployed to enforce borders’ closure for sabotaging the efforts of the state government to check the spread of the disease, accusing them of receiving gratifications to allow people into the state.
He promised that the borders will henceforth be tightened, following the inauguration of a ‘Task Force on Border Closure’, comprising of Rivers indigenes.
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He said: “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.”