Covid-19: Rivers advises residents against self-help


Rivers State Government has urged residents who experience covid-19-related symptoms to seek attention of medical professionals and not resort to self-help.

The state’s commissioner for information and communications, pastor Paulinus Nsirim who gave the advice also said the governor Nyesom Wike-led administration will continue to intensify efforts for the containment of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Paulinus Nsirim while Inaugurating the state government covid-19 enlightenment volunteers in Port Harcourt said Governor Wike had since the outbreak of covid-19 demonstrated remarkable capacity to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The commissioner while highlighting street to street prevention campaign on covid-19 as an alternative to the containment of the dreaded virus, urged residents to adhere to all the rules and directives including physical distancing and compulsory wearing of face mask to avoid spreading the pandemic in the state.

He also appealed to residents who experience any suspected symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, dry cough,high temperature, body weakness and loss of taste to immediately seek medical attention from healthcare professionals and not resorted to self medication, emphasizing that coronavirus cases is not a death sentence.

Pastor Nsirim admonished the state covid-19 enlightenment campaign volunteers to carry the prevention messages of covid-19 to all the nooks and crannies of the state pointing out that posterity will judge them positively if by their assignment, the spread of the novel coronavirus is drastically reduced in the state.

The newly inaugurated covid-19 sensitisation volunteers under the first phase covers PH township/borikiri, Diobu/Eagle Island,D/Line/GRA phases one and two all in Port Harcourt local government area.