As part of efforts to curtail the spread of covid 19 virus, Sagamu Local Government has embarked on sensitisation exercise to health centers and market places to demonstrate how to wash hands.
Speaking during the exercise, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Sagamu Local Government Hon. Gbenga Baruwa urged market men and women to take necessary precaution by maintaining good personal hygiene and be sensitive to their environment to prevent it.
“As government at the grassroot, we felt it was important to sensitise our people to avoid the spread of the virus by taking care of ourselves and families” he said.
He enjoined everyone to imbibe hand washing culture and maintain personal hygiene, advising them to heed government’s directives and avoid crowded places.
Earlier at the Sabo Health center, the Director, Primary Health care Department, Dr. Oyedele Mayomi and Health Educator, Alh. Bello Mutalib explained that sneezing, dry cough, difficulty in breathing are part of the symptoms of the virus, advising them to visit the health centres immediately to avoid the spread of the virus.
On the precautions, the Disease Surveillance Officer, Alhaja Mustapha Olasunkanmi enjoined everyone to imbibe the habit of washing hands with soap and water at intervals, advising them to use sanitiser when there is no water.
She encouraged them to cough and sneeze into the elbow and dispose used tissue paper immediately.
In their separate remarks, Mrs. Abosede Odunuga and Mrs. Sulaiman Funmilayo, both traders appreciated the Local Government for the timely intervention, urging market men and women to take to government’s directives.
Places visited includes, Sabo Health center, Sabo market and Awolowo market