Governor Nyesom Wike contemplates another lockdown in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, says he will re-impose another lockdown beginning from January as the number of coronavirus cases continues to surge in the state.
Governor Wike gave hint of imminent second phase of lockdown amid rising cases of COVID-19 during the thanksgiving church service in celebration of the 90th birthday of Mrs. Priscilla Nwanediye Mark, at the St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government on Sunday.
He lamented as very worrisome the refusal of most churches and markets in the State to enforce compulsory wearing of face masks in adherence to COVID-19 protocol.
Wike said that the State government had initially relaxed the restriction on the number of persons who worship in churches, but with the second wave of COVID-19, he will by this week announce new stringent measures to check the spread of COVID-19 cases in the State.