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Communities step up coronavirus prevention



Many communities in Anambra are stepping up safety and preventive mesures to protect their people from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic along the directives recently issued by the state government.

Those interviewed say it is their way of reciprocating Gov. Willie Obiano’s commitment to policies that will ensure that the plague is contained from spreading further.

Speaking on the issue, Caretaker Chairman of Ogbunike Progress Union, Ikegulu Chukwugozie and President-General of Ifitedunu Town Union, Uchenna Nwoye, as well as President-General of Abagana Welfare Union, Ikem Onwuadi, said that sensitisation campaigns have been stepped up in their respective communities since Gov. Obiano rolled out his COVID-19      stimulus packages.

To this end, village chairmen, town criers, announcement vans as well as church leaders were co-opted to step the fight against coronavirus.

According to Chukwugozie, communities still sitting on the fence are toying with their people’s lives.

He, therefore, urged communities to heed government’s directives on social distancing and staying out of public gatherings where over 30 people would attend. This, he added, will complement government’s proactive actions that have aide containment of coronavirus scourge.

They also recommended provision of hand washing stations, nose masks and sanitiser gels at points in communities yet to do so.

It will be recalled that Gov. Obiano recently banned social events, funerals, weddings and other gatherings numbering above thirty persons till further notice as part of anti-coronavirus measures.

But people in some communities are flouting the directives.

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