Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered all employees in Government House to go for covid- 19 tests.
Wike said the ongoing increased testing for coronavirus in the state was part of his government’s commitment to save more lives.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the governor spoke when the Executive Director of BUA Foundation presented three ambulances to him at Government house, Port Harcourt.
The governor insisted that more testing would reveal more covid-19 cases to enable the government dedicate prompt medical attention to the people.
He said: “The more we test, the more the number will increase and we are willing to continue to test. Let our people know that this not the kind of sickness to be ashamed of. Nobody knows who you have shook hands with.
“I’m sure, in Rivers State, we have lost not less than 38 lives on the record. Nobody will be happy that each day you wake up, you hear that somebody, probably a bread winner of the family, is no longer there because of covid-19 pandemic.
“In fact, I have given a directive that all staff of government House must go for testing, Nobody knows who is a carrier and we must save everybody as much as we can.”