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Anambra COVID-19 sensitisation goes to Awka Hausa community



 ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala has said that sensitisation campaigns to Hausa Community in Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area was in continuation of government’s efforts at protecting people from the coronavirus pandemic through public awaremess and enlightenment.

  Dr Okpala stated this while addressing the Hausa Community in Gariki Quatres, Amansea.

  According to him, everyone has a crucial role to play in the fight against COVID-19, adding that the more equipped with knowledge of protocols and guidelines, the more armed for the battle.

  “What we are doing today is a continuation of our community sensitisation and mobilisation with regards to containment, being championed by the state government. The fight against COVID-19 pandemic is a collective responsibility for all and not just the government.

 Gov. Willie Obiano has directed the Ministry of Health and the state’s Rapid Response team (RRT) to always carry out massive active case search in urban and rural areas. His directive is that we look at certain areas in the state like Onitsha, Nnewi and some parts of Awka.

So, today’s visit is for us to interact with the cluster at Gariki, Amansea. We are here to also discuss infection prevention and control with them and we are glad that they are observing some of the stipulated measures given by the NCDC/WHO. `We are truly pleased that they have in the market, buckets with running water, soap and hand sanitisers.

  They also comply with use of face masks,” he explained.

Earlier while welcoming the team, Chairman Cattle Market Amansea, Alhaji Bello Maigari applauded the state government’s efforts at containing the virus throughout nambra.

  The commissioner also inspected Anambra and Enugu borders where he commended the state’s COVID-19 Taskforce.

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