The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that there is currently no single case of Coronavirus in the state, after the two index cases were discharged.
Two residents of the state had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The governor said in a tweet in the late hours of Saturday that the second index case in the State had been discharged.
He said “Following the treatment and discharge of the second index case in our treatment centre, I am very delighted to announce that there is presently no single case of the presence of coronavirus in our State.
“This is real good news we must all celebrate and thank the Almighty God for answering our prayers and shielding our State from this dreadful epidemic, which has caused so much death and untold human misery across the world.”
Wike added: “Much as we remain excited by our current status as a coronavirus- free State, this does not mean that we are safe and free from being affected any further.
“The reality is that the virus is well around us, and probably, could even be within us among asymptomatic carriers.”
He said that despite the success, the fight against the deadly virus is not over.
He therefore urged residents “not be tempted or pressured to lower our safeguards until the threat is eradicated and we are totally and completely safe and free from this pandemic.”
“Let me assure you that we are more than prepared, willing and able to go the entire length of the struggle to consolidate on the gains already made and ensure that we continue to keep Rivers State secure and free of this pandemic,” he added.
He further urged citizens to take responsibility that would keep the virus out of the State.