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COVID-19: Kaduna Asks Residents To Observe Hygiene, Maintain Social Distancing

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai together with his deputy, Hadiza Balarabe maintain a gathering on February 24, 2020 over the coronavirus pandemic. Credit score: @elrufai


The Kaduna State authorities has requested residents of the state to look at primary hygiene within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release issued on Saturday, the Commissioner of Well being, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, mentioned the transfer is important to stop an extra unfold of the illness.

“Residents should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers,” the assertion learn partly.

Mohammed-Baloni suggested that folks of the state keep social distancing, by retaining no less than two meters aside from different folks, keep away from touching eyes, nostril and mouth.

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She additionally needs them to practise respiratory hygiene by masking the nostril and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing and eliminate the tissue instantly in a coated bin.

In keeping with the commissioner, there’s a want for returnees affected international locations to embark on self-isolation for a selected interval.

Within the occasion of any suspected case of COVID-19 within the state, the federal government requested residents to report such suspicions to the next numbers: 08025088304, 08032401473, 08035871662 and 08037808191.

“All travellers from affected countries should self-isolate for a period of 14 days and report any symptom of cough, fever or difficulty in breathing,” she mentioned.

She additional defined that well being employees have been skilled following the case administration protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

The commissioner recalled that an Emergency Operations Committee (EOC), comprising all related stakeholders, was arrange on February 28, including that it meets twice weekly to evaluation progress.

Reacting to the three individuals who not too long ago returned from the UK and Egypt, Mohammed-Baloni famous that the federal government is monitoring the state of affairs.

Whereas explaining that the returnees are in self-isolation, she mentioned they’ve proven no signs of the illness.

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