The Rivers Government has ordered all staff of Government House, Port Harcourt to go for compulsory COVID-19 test.
The government recently revealed that this is important to reduce the spread of the pandemic in the state.
According to Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Wike is convinced that more COVID-19 tests are urgently needed to give quick medical attention to anyone infected.
He added that the deaths from the deadly virus can be prevented if citizens abide by state rules and regulations.
His words, “The more we test, the more the number will increase and we are willing to continue to test. Let our people know that this is not the kind of sickness to be ashamed of.
“Nobody knows who you have shook hands with. I’m sure, in Rivers State, we have lost not less than 38 lives on the record.
“Nobody will be happy that each day you wake up, you hear that somebody, probably a bread winner of the family, is no longer there because of COVID-19 pandemic.
“In fact, I have given a directive that all staff of Government House must go for testing. Nobody knows who is a carrier and we must save everybody as much as we can.”