Manager of demolished Rivers hotel reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
The Rivers state government pointed out that the development validates its proactive fight against COVID-19, Vanguard reports. The Rivers state government said the development justifies its proactive fight against coronavirus.
Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s commissioner for information and communication, made the statement on Sunday, May 24, when giving an update about the COVID-19 cases in the state, Vanguard reports.
Nsirim noted that that the Prodest Hotel was demolished two weeks ago because the owner violated Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels as a measure to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In another report, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been asked to prevail on the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike to proceed on mandatory isolation immediately for the next 14 days.
The call was made by a renowned scholar, Dr Uche Igwe, who accused the governor of undue politicization of the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
Dr Igwe said his advise to the NCDC was as a result of the governor’s participation in a public event where the protocols of social distancing were not adhered to.
“Mr Nyesom Wike has broken the rules set by the government. He may actually be the one sabotaging the effort to fight the pandemic in Rivers state,” Dr Igwe said.