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Coronavirus: Okpanam Residents Commend Gov Okowa On Approach To Contain Covid-19, Appeal For Palliative Measures



Coronavirus: Okpanam Residents Commend Gov Okowa On Approach To Contain Covid-19, Appeal For Palliative Measures


Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for his administration’s proactive measures towards enduring that the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 pandemic disease is not only recorded in the state but contained effectively from spreading in the event of its outbreak in the state.

“The Governor had earlier put in place some far reaching preventive steps and for the umpteenth time, enlightened Deltans and residents of the state on other drastic measures to adopt so as to avoid contracting the disease such as consistent hand washing with soap and alcohol based sanitizer as well as observe ‘stay at home’ directives for specific interval.

Speaking with some residents in Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta state ,with a view to ascertaining the level of compliance with government’s directive for Nigerians to stay indoors for at least a period of two weeks from April 1st , together with restrictions of movement of persons and commercial activities as advised by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), a Chief Industrial Officer in the State Ministry of Trade and Investment, Comrade Eremola, the Chairman of Ogbeozomah Youths, Comrade Smart Ifesindi and Comrade Emmanuel Ezeadigwu advised Deltans to obey the directives.

Comrade Eremola Diden and Comrade Smart Ifesindi decried the global deadly disease, adding that the Okowa administration should provide palliative measures such as food items, nose masks, hand sanitizers and hand gloves for the people.

In his remarks, Comrade Emmanuel Ezeadigwu frowned at the poor medical facilities in Nigeria hospitals, saying that government ought to have upgraded its medical equipment long ago to enable them have the needed capacity to effectively handle any emergency health cases with relative ease.

While appealing to Governor Okowa and other high profile politicians as well good spirited individuals in the state to come to the aid of residents in the state by providing various households with food items in order to cushion the ravaging defects of Covid 19 pandemic.

He recalled that economic activities had been shutdown across the globe since the outbreak of the disease from China down to all parts of the world and Nigeria inclusive.
Comrade Ezeadigwu , however, urged electricity distributing companies in charge of Okpanam and Asaba as well as the state in general to ensure that there was uninterrupted power supply in the area to enable residents get daily updates on Covid 19, just as he maintained that the stay at home order was imperative.

It could be stressed that as at time of filing this story Nigeria had recorded over 139,cases of the disease while Delta State had no confirmed case of the virus.

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