Wike Reintroduces COVID-19 Isolation In Rivers In January
Rivers State Governor Niesom Wyck has hinted that he will lift the state’s COVID-19 blockade starting in January following a recent spike in the state’s coronavirus cases.
Weik, according to a statement signed by his Special Media Assistant Kelvin Ebiri, hinted at an impending second phase of isolation amid rising COVID-19 cases during the 90th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service at the Church Ms. Priscilla Nwanedie Mark, Anglican Church Sunday Saint Martin, Omagwa, in the local government of Iquerre.
Wyke lamented the refusal of most churches and markets in the state to mandate the use of masks under the COVID-19 protocol, noting that the state government initially relaxed the limit on the number of people they worship. in churches that were often violated.
He noted that with the second wave of COVID-19 this week, he will announce strict new measures to control the spread of COVID-19 cases in the state.
He said: “When you go to some churches, they don’t wear masks. Go to the market, don’t wear a mask. They think COVID is fake. It is unrealistic because it has not happened to you; nobody was dead that you know. When someone dies and that person was by your side, you will know that COVID is real.
“So it’s true, and I want to appeal to all of you that we need to be tougher now, because the second wave is more dangerous than the first wave. This is very, very dangerous. I know how many people we have lost since the beginning of the second wave. “
Governor Wicke called on the bishop of the Diocese of Iqverre to urge members of all churches under his jurisdiction to wear a mask at all times.
“If you disobey, I have no choice but to close churches; Pentecostals, Catholics, Anglicans. I have no choice, because when he is, who is spending the money? Heals the state. So we have to use money for other purposes, but not for this. We discipline ourselves and know that COVID-19 is real. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is nothing better than COVID. It’s true.”
The Governor called on the People’s Democratic Party, NDP, local government leaders of the Iqverre district to use the 90th anniversary of Ms. Mark to work together to develop the area.
He also took the opportunity to thank the President of the local government of Iqverre, Samuel Nwanosike, for his commitment to the development of the area.
Meanwhile, the Bishop of the Ikver Diocese, the Nigerian Church, the Anglican Community, the blessing of Rev. Enyinda, emphasized the need for people to always recognize God’s mercy in their lives.
Eninda, in her sermon entitled “Glory to God for His Mercy,” noted that this was a time when people lived for less than 50 years and said that it was God’s grace that brought Mrs. Priscilla Mark to her 90s.
Source: – Vanguard