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Health News of Tuesday, 7 September 2021


Coronavirus: Wike threatens to re-impose lockdown in Rivers state

Governor Nyesom Wike Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that he will re-impose a lockdown in the state if residents do not comply with the Coronavirus protocols.

He said this in a state-wide broadcast on Monday, September 6, 2021, in Port Harcourt.

According to him, the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicates that both the transmission and death rates in the past two weeks had consistently been on the increase due to non-compliance by the residents.

He added that the state is at risk of a serious health disaster.

“I wish to remind residents of the subsisting protocols on regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based sanitiser; maintaining social distancing; wearing of face masks at all public places.

“Those refusing to take the vaccines for no certified medical reasons should know that they are endangering the rest of the citizens,” the governor said.

Rivers is the third most infected state in Nigeria, with 10,809 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of September 6, according to the NCDC.

The state has so far recorded 137 COVID-19 related deaths.