Idemili South Assemblyman sensitises constituency, distributes preventive materials for Coronavirus
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query_builder April 8, 2020 17:44:45

By Uzo Ugwunze  :

Ojoto (Idemili South LGA), April 8, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State House of Assembly Member representing Idemili South, Mr Chuka Ezenwunne embarked on COVID-19 awareness campaign in his constituency urging people to implement precautionary measures outlined by Government.

Addressing stakeholders at Idemili South Local Government headquarters, Ojoto, Ezenwunne condemned a lack of precaution exhibited by some Ndi Anambra, who had been seeing the pandemic as a joke.

``Coronavirus pandemic is real. It is not a joke. Everyone should carry the awareness campaigns to the grassroots. Avoid hand shake, stay at home and avoid large gathering of people.

``Always use sanitisers and frequently wash your hands under running water with soap at reasonable intervals. Government of Anambra State is taking proactive measures to ensure this pandemic does not enter here.

``Keep a social distance whether you in a bus or anywhere necessary. We need to keep maintaining personal and environmental hygiene, praying on individual basis until these challenges are overcome,’’ said Ezenwunne.

The lawmaker, then, distributed cartons of face masks, hand gloves, sanitisers, buckets fitted with taps to Primary Healthcare centres (PHCs), to seven Town Union President’s-Generals and Women leaders for their wards and community members.

Meanwhile, Mr Don Unachukwu, a Community leader suggested that that gathering, for burials, naming and wedding ceremonies and festivals should remain suspended as directed by state government.

Unachukwu said that his foundation had been visited some less privileged people to give them food items, urging well-to-do individuals to be their brothers’ keepers in these challenging times.

Head of Department, Idemili South Environmental and Sanitation, Mrs Nkiru Nwokoye said that the buckets and sanitisers should not be for mere decoration but be put to use.

Supervisory Councilor for health, Mr Chijioke Eruchalu said that he would visit all the health facilities to ensure that the buckets and sanitisers were being properly utilised.

``COVID-19 is real just like Lassa fever is still ravaging Nigerians. Avoid touching railings or surfaces; clinical masks and gloves and handkerchiefs should be disposed after use.

``Keep your surroundings clean. Kill all species of rats to curb Lassa fever. Drink water more often and eat vegetables and fruits to build your immune systems. Don’t decorate your house with buckets, use them,’’ said Nwokoye.

Woman Leader of Alor, Lady Grace Nwoye thanked the lawmaker for providing the preventive materials for distribution knowing that many people might not afford sanitisers, masks and gloves. (MOI)