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Rivers govt confirms discharge of index coronavirus case

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday confirmed the discharge of the state’s coronavirus case after recovering from the disease.

The governor disclosed this while commenting on the arrest of two Caverton pilots who flew in expatriates into the state in defiance of the executive order closing all land, air and sea borders in the state.

He said the only existing case of coronavirus in the state, is a 62-year-old resident who recently returned from the United Kingdom and entered the state through Lagos.

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Wike said: “The index case of the virus we had by the grace of God has been discharged. What we have now is another case of a 62 years old person who came in from the UK, landed in Lagos and then moved to Port Harcourt.”

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