COVID-19: Protect yourselves, Cross River Govt tells residents

COVID-19: Protect yourselves; Cross River Govt tells residents

The Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in Cross River, Dr Betta Edu, on Tuesday, admonished the residents of the state to guard themselves towards the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic.

Edu who gave the recommendation in an interview with journalists in Calabar mentioned that for the general public to desert security measures put in place to safeguard their lives towards the virus was unwise.

She mentioned that Nigeria was on the peak of the pandemic with the nation recording over 700 circumstances in a day, including that this era was not the time to loosen up and lose guard.

“It will not be the time to gamble along with your life. If you might be ready for the duty pressure to push or pressure you to make use of your face masks, face protect, keep away from public gatherings, wash your palms and use hand sanitizers typically; then you might be placing your individual life in danger.

“Sometimes, we see folks in joints hanging out with pals; attending burials, weddings, events, going to locations of worship the place security is ignored on the grounds of faith when requested, they are saying there is no such thing as a coronavirus in Cross River.

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“This is a wrong mindset that must be trashed immediately, even when we had just five confirmed cases in the country, clear measures were spelt out and we were asked to follow them faithfully, nothing has changed. If anything, it has gone worse.”

She mentioned that each resident of Cross River must be answerable for their security and people of others round them.

“While we don’t have a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the state, everybody should play their half in maintaining protected.

“Remember that soon; the entire country will be opened and people from states considered as the epicentres will come into the state and go out at will, so, we must imbibe the right culture on time,” she mentioned.

The chairman added that it was necessary that members of the general public ought to keep away from public gatherings, including that these occasions might wait, in the event that they weren’t crucial.

She mentioned whereas the duty pressure wouldn’t encourage panic and rumours, everybody ought to train utmost warning by staying at house, use their masks and hand sanitiser at all times.

Edu additionally famous that residents should at all times guarantee bodily distancing, and report any suspected incident to the COVID -19 Taskforce within the state.


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