The Association of Local Government of Nigeria(ALGON), Oyo State chapter has urged the residents of the state to adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the World Health Organisation(WHO) to curb the spread of the virus in the state.
In a statement by the association’s Chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass- Aleshinloye, ALGON said it is a trying period in the history of the world, saying “the pandemic, COROVID-19 has threatened the public health and adversely affected the global economy and we all have roles to play in containing it.”
According to Abass-Aleshinloye, the enlightenment on the precaution of the virus in the state will prevent its spread, adding that grassroots people must not panic and should not spread fake news.
He said: “To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water or use alcohol based sanitizer if water is not available.
Cover your mouth and nose properly with a tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. Dispose of the tissue properly immediately after use.
Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Avoid crowded places/gatherings.
Stay at home if you feel unwell .
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing,seek medical care early.
Stay aware of the latest information from WHO and appropriate authorities.
The ALGON Chairman commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the steos taken so fae by the federal government in combating coronavirus. He reassured Nigerians that the Buhari administration, through the Federal Ministry of Health, will continue to take precautionary measures to ensure that the pandemic is contained in the country.
“Prevention is better than cure and we will come out of it stronger as I believe this will be over in no time,” Abass-Aleshinloye concluded.