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DELTA VARIANT: ODSG TASKS RESIDENTS ON OBSERVANCE OF PROTOCOLS

 
 
By: Samson Omotayo Date: 19-07-2021

Following the emergence of a new wave of COVID-19 pandemic called Delta Variant in Nigeria, the people of Ondo State have again been advised to continue to observe all the COVID-19 protocols as stipulated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


This was part of the resolutions reached at the meeting of the Ondo State Committee on COVID-19 held virtually today.


In his opening remarks at the meeting, the Chairman of the committee and Vice Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo, Professor Adesegun Fatusi alerted the people of the state on the high risks posed by the Delta Variant of COVID-19 as against the conventional virus.


Fatusi who stated that the Delta Variant is more contagious than the other virus strains and could lead to hyperlocal outbreaks as it spreads rapidly while unvaccinated people are at risk said vaccination is the best protection against the virus.


He therefore charged the people of Ondo State to sustain the observance of protocols including wearing of nose masks, regular hand washing, social distancing and other precautionary measures as six states in Nigeria have already been placed on red alert by the Federal Government saying Ondo State is lucky not to be one of them.


Also speaking at the meeting, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Folukemi Aladenola stressed the need for residents of the state to remain committed to the observance of public health measures.


Aladenola equally charged members of the committee to be pro-active in their activities towards curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.


The Permanent Secretary said the state government through the Ministry of Health has begun expansion of the services offered at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) towards upgrading the facility to a full-fledged hospital.


She disclosed that the distribution of medical commodities to primary,secondary and tertiary health facilities in the state has kicked-off towards sustaining the robust qualitative health care delivery in Ondo State.





 
 
 

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