TRANSITION Committee Chairman, Onitsha North Local Government Area, Patrick Agha Mba, has carried out sensitization campaigns on preventive measures against spread of coronavirus pandemic.
He used the opportunity provided by the distribution of palliatives that were donated by Onitsha indigenes at home and abroad to hold the event at Ime-Obi, Onitsha.
Mr Agha Mba said that the awareness campaigns were to enlighten the people further on the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
“Government is working to ensure that it contains the spread of the virus by initiating preventive measures that people ought to embrace.
“We should not make it difficult for government; we should embrace the approach set by government to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.”
Director, Primary Healthcare, Onitsha North LGA, Johnson Ezedinachi, told the people to maintain a habit of frequent hand washing with soap under running water as well as use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
He urged them to report to health centres any person with high fever, sneezing and experiencing difficulty in breathing for further examination.
Dr Ezedinachi cautioned that the virus was contagious and very deadly.
“Stop hugging one another, stop handshakes and always make use of your face masks while out of your homes.”
Director and HOD, Environmental Health and Sanitation, Onitsha North LGA, Mrs Elizabeth Ezeiru, urged the people to always keep their surroundings clean.
“Always maintain good personal hygiene; dispose your wastes regularly,” she enjoined.
Managing Director, City Hospital & Maternity, Dr Clement Okafor, urged the people to always maintain social distancing, practice constant washing and sanitising of their hands at least 15 times daily.
“Do not enter any tricycle that carries more than two persons as government directed, including buses with more than the required number of passengers.”
An indigene, Mrs Chizoba Obiozor, commended the efforts of the TC Chairman and Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe in raising the people to sensitise them on dangers of the pandemic.