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FG implore Nigerians to observe COVID-19 protocols


Victoria Ogunrinde

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has  implored Nigerians to take precautionary measures on the corona-virus pandemic as Nigeria is currently witnessing a resurgence of the infection.

Dr. Mohammad Abubakar while speaking at a press briefing in Abuja said, with the resurgence the second wave as it is known is hitting Countries and Territories with varying degrees of impact.

He added that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has been advocating to Nigerians to observe safety provisions in the Protocol for Corona Virus Disease control in the Country.

“It is once more necessary to re-echo the need for Nigerian Citizens to adhere strictly to provisions of the COVID-19 control protocol as the main barriers of the virus spread.”

“To this end, Hand hygiene, Respiratory hygiene, Avoidance of crowd, Physical distancing as well as terminal and concurrent decontamination/disinfection must continue to be adopted by all and sundry.”

Meanwhile, Dr, Abubakar said in the wake of the resurgence, the Federal Ministry of Environment has already begun Terminal Environmental Decontamination of Premises where COVID-19 cases have been recorded stemming out of requests from such quarters.

Pledging the ministry`s support, he said “We, as a Ministry are determined to continue to support the Federal Government’s coordinated response to the Pandemic as previously done, the Ministry is poised to once again render qualitative services.

“It is my firm conviction that decontamination/disinfection as acclaimed by international standards, is contributing immensely to the containment of the spread of Corona virus in Nigeria.

“I would like to appeal to Nigerians to embrace the safe utilization of Decontamination formulations and administration by engaging only licensed Environmental Health Practitioners for Decontamination/Disinfection Services as an efficient non pharmaceutical Corona control measure.” He added.FG

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