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Coronavirus: Wike issues last warning to three communities in Rivers



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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has issued a last warning to community leaders and residents in Rumuokoro, Elimgbu, and Rumukurushi who flout the state’s directives on social distancing.

The governor asked the communities to desist from all business activities as coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

Wike gave the warning in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Friday.

He said: “Community leaders and residents in Rumuokoro, Elimgbu, and Rumukurushi are hereby warned for the last time to both comply with our directives on social distancing and desist from all business activities.

“Including night markets or risk a total lockdown in these areas and the permanent closure of the Rumuokoro (Oil mill) market.”

Rivers has recorded 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections, four females and nine males as of today.

Out of this number, two have recovered and discharged, nine are active and receiving medical attention in the state’s treatment centre, while unfortunately, 2 lost their lives.


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