by Damilola Agekameh
Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State has designated Salvation Army School, Dopemu as Isolation centre as a proactive measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the community.
Ganiyu Egunjobi, the council Chairman, made this known on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, while sensitising market traders, religious and community leaders on the danger of the further spread of the pandemic.
Egunjobi said: “We have earmarked Salvation Army School, Dopemu as Agege Isolation Centre in adherence to the state government’s directive.
“The last few months will go down in infamy as one of the periods the human race was under threat by the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, which is claiming lives across the globe per second.
“ln Nigeria, the casualty may currently below, but we must not be deceived.
“The reality is that we are in for a tough time.
“We must scale up our hygiene and environmental sanitation to stand any chance of winning this battle against this dreadful disease.
“It also behooves us to maintain adequate social distancing and adhere to the government’s directives to combat this disease of biblical proportion.
“As a government, we resolve to do our bit by sensitising the public on the pandemic and ensure strict enforcement of environmental regulation to contain the spread of the virus.”
Egunjobi advised the residents to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to curb the spread of the pandemic in the state.
He said: “In case of any emergency bordering on the pandemic, either in the form of a sick person exhibiting symptoms of the disease or a gathering beyond 25 people, I urge residents to call the following phone numbers: 08168468026, 07025554634, 07038111828, 08032300969 and 07060465220.
“In our bid to continue to promote social distancing, we implore persons who want to have anything with the council to call these lines: 08034538194, 08077352644, 08028453363 and 08068496472 for enquiries and correspondence.”