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Red Cross takes handwashing message to banks in Awka



As part of measures to curb spread of Coronavirus in Anambra, the state chapter of the Nigerian Red Cross Society has taken sensitisation campaigns to some Awka-based banks.

Addressing some workers at financial institutions in the state, Health Coordinator, Mrs Chinwe Lawrence-Uchenna, who led a team, explained that taking the message to them was strategic.

She noted that banks on daily basis come in contact with diverse kinds of persons, especially during lock down periods like this.

According to her, people easily find time to visit banks to make some withdrawals for their daily upkeep.

She also enlightened them on preventive measures to imbibe in order to be free from contracting Coronavirus.

Communication Coordinator of the society, Mr Fidelis Ikeji, in a remark explained that Red Cross as a humanitarian organisation with mandate to alleviate sufferings of the most vulnerable in the society was always at the forefront in carrying out hygiene promotions.

“Even before the outbreak of the pandemicm, the society is determined to ensure that regular trainings are carried out in this regard.”

The event featured practical sessions on best ways to use facemasks, hand gloves and practical hand-washing.

At the First Bank, its branch manager, Mrs Nwamaka Adimorah thanked them for the gesture.

The visiting team later presented some hygiene promotion materials to the bank, including buckets fitted with tap and hand sanitisers.

They were received by Mr Christian Ogbonna, Relationship Manager.

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