Aniagwu enjoins Deltans to take personal responsibility on COVID-19 pandemic

By Ovasa Ogaga,

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniagwu Charles (right); Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ifeajika Olisa (left) and General Manager Delta Broadcasting Service Warri, Malcolm Oteri, during an Inspection of Delta Broadcasting Service (DRTV) Warri, by the Commissioner for Information

 

The Delta State Commissioner for Information Mr Charles Aniagwu has reiterated the need for all Deltans to adopt personal responsibility by adhering to the laid down health protocols to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated this during a press briefing to update Deltans on the efforts of the state government in the fight against the COVID-19 virus as well as to invest Chief Austin Eruotor, the discharged COVID-19 index case in Delta as the COVID 19 Ambassador of the state, at the Government House Press Centre, Asaba.

Mr Aniagwu stated that the media plays a pivotal role in the mobilizing the people to join hands with Government through adequate sensitization of members of the society, noting that the increase in the number of cases could be attributed to inadequate sensitization, disregard and non-observance of laid down protocols.

The Commissioner urged Deltans to take personal responsibility for their wellbeing as well as those of others around them, by ensuring the strict observance of all protocols put in place to reduce and eradicate the effects of the pandemic.

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To this end the Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the State Governor Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa to the prevention of a further spread of the pandemic amongst Deltans, by the appointment of the index case in Delta, Chief Austin Eruotor as the Delta State Covid-19 Ambassador, to join the Government in educating Deltans about the reality of the Covid-19 virus and the need for all to maintain all standards established to check and control the spread of the virus.

On stigmatization of victims of the virus, Mr Aniagwu urged members of society to desist from ostracizing patients as the disease is not a death sentence and the patients once recovered can go ahead to lead normal lives.

The Commissioner also warned against the self-administration of drugs, saying that it leads to more complications stressing that early reporting to appropriate quarters is advised for proper medical attention to save the life of the patient.

While reemphasizing that the state government’s ban on interstate movement was still in force, free movement of certain categories of workers, businessmen and goods would still be allowed as long as they were on the list of the essential services.

 

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