The Rivers State Government has charged media houses in the state to intensify enlightenment campaigns, so as to educate the people on the dreaded COVID-19.
The state commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Paulinus Nsirim made the appeal during a meeting with media executives across the state, yesterday.
Nsirim said the need for the message to be spread daily is to create the necessary awareness, as the second wave has been reported to be spiking across the globe.
He said the importance of such public enlightenment programs, is to educate and inform residents on the need to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the virus.
“Coronavirus is spiking in Rivers State and I strongly believe that media executives can utilize their various platforms to intensify public enlightenment in this direction,” he said.
He urged residents to obey all guidelines on COVID-19, as ‘It is better to breathe with a face mask than to breathe with a ventilator, ” he stated.