As part of measures to contain the spread of the Corona virus, National
Orientation Agency (NOA) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO), has taken sensitisation exercise to Hausa Community in Sagamu, Ogun State to demonstrate how to wash their hands and ensure personal hygiene.
Speaking during the exercise, the Risk Communication Specialist, WHO, Mallam Abdul Samsideen explained that the symptoms of the virus included high temperature, sneezing, dry cough, difficulty in breathing, admonishing them to visit the nearest health centre immediately they noticed any of such symptoms and not take self medication.
He enjoined them to take personal hygiene and imbibe washing hands with soap and running water or use hand sanitizer, saying that most diseases are contacted through the palm.
The State Health Educator, Ministry of Health, Mrs. Motunrayo Babalola advised them to always wear nose cover, hand gloves, enjoining them to sneeze and cough into their elbows and dispose used tissue immediately.
Mrs. Babalola encouraged them to avoid crowded gathering and hand shake, persuading them to heed government’s directives to contain the spread of the virus.
Speaking earlier, the Chief Orientation and Mobilisation Officer ( NOA), Mrs. Bukola Ilori explained that it was necessary to take the exercise to Hausa Community to sensitise them in their dialect so that they were not left out in the exercise to avoid spread of the virus, adding that they were sensitised on safe measures against the epidemic in their local language.
In his remarks, the Seriki Hausa, Alh. Inuwa Garba appreciated the organisers for taking the sensitization exercise to their Community and in the Hausa dialect.
He advised his subjects to heed government’s directives and take precautions to contain the spread of the epidemic.