… Okowa’s EAC urges Deltans to observe COVID-19 protocols

The Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, the Delta State capital now has a 70-bed isolation centre to cater for cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The Secretary to the Delta State Government, (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie, disclosed that the isolation centre was established through the collaboration between Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Agip and other partners.

He said that the state was adequately prepared to contain the increase spread of the disease noting that the state government was preparing isolation centres across the state to swiftly move to save the lives of the people.

Meanwhile, the Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor on Communications, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has again emphasized the need for Deltans to stay safe by adhering to Covid-19 protocols, as the state recorded additional 20 new cases on Tuesday.

The EAC in a statement on Wednesday said it has become crystal clear that the virus is spreading steadily, as can be seen from daily results released by NCDC in the past two weeks, adding that the surest methods to combat the pandemic is to observe preventive rules especially social distancing and wearing of face masks in offices and public places.

Oghenesivbe posited that pandemic of this magnitude requires concerted efforts of all citizens to prevent and combat through predetermined self control in the synergy against the spread of the virus.

“It is important for us to take the issue of social distancing and wearing of face masks very seriously as a result of rising cases of the virus,” the statement added.


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