The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has called on the State ministry of health to urgently put in place intervening measures aimed at protecting people of the state from Coronavirus.
The Speaker having invited the Commissioner and Special Adviser for health in the state, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu and ‘Siji Olamiju respectively on the level of preparedness of the state urged them to urgently provide hand washing materials to all public institutions in the state.
Owoeye in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, ‘Kunle Alabi stated that people of the state should do away with the the mis-information that the Coronavirus is resistant to Africa temperature and blood.
He noted that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the virus is not given a place in the state and that all and sundry should take the virus as real.
According to him, “With the confirmation of the second case aside from the index in Nigeria, we can no longer shy away from the fact that the COVID- 19 is here with us in the country.
“The ministry of of health should intensify efforts and make sure that we have hand washing materials in all our public institutions.
“We should be sensitive and careful of gathering of more than 50 people, if possible for now, we should avoid hugging and shaking of hands.
“Let us not be deceived, the virus is not ressistant to “African blood” has being speculated in some quarters. A Nigerian doctor bases in Italy died of the virus, so the virus is no respecter of race.
The Speaker admonished people of the state maintain good hygeiene, saying they must cough and sneeze into their elbows so as not to spread the virus.
He held that for WHO to have recorded that 5,000 people have lost their lives to the virus, Osun must not join in the believe that the virus will not have impact on the black race.
The speaker however charged residents and citizens of the state to always use disinfectants on objects such as phones, computers and kitchen utensils and door knobs.