Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said government had begun the investigation of the mysterious deaths of about 11 persons at Bonny Local Government Area of the state.
Wike said his administration was investigating cases suspected to be linked to Coronavirus.
About 11 persons had died after reportedly contracting COVID-19.
The mysterious deaths has led to tension in the community.
All patients are said to have experienced similar symptoms such as loss in their sense of smell and taste, malaria and typhoid fever.
Speaking in a broadcast on Wednesday, Wike said he had ordered an investigation into the sudden death, adding that medical personnel led by the Commissioner for Health had visited Bonny Island and collected samples from suspected cases.
He noted that the state would launch an immediate intervention after the results of the samples collected were out.