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Delta State Gov: Covid-19 Is Real, Number of Cases Escalating

In the news today the Director – General (DG) of Delta State Bureau of Orientation, Eugene Azuka Uzum, Esq, has expressed worries over the wrong perceptions of some persons that Covid-19 is a scam and not real.

The DG stated this during Covid-19 Sensitisation campaigns organised by the Bureau of Orientation for churches/religious bodies, Motor/Keke parks, and markets across the state.

He reiterated the need for Deltans to stay safe and averred that with the rumours making the rounds that Covid-19 is a scam and not real, Deltans needed the right orientation, especially with the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, as well as Delta State, in order to overcome the pandemic.

The DG accompanied by the State Director (Orientation), Mrs Stella Macaulay, staff, and members of the Bureau, during one of the sensitizations in churches, enjoined Deltans to always wash their hands with soap and water, and hand sanitizers, use of face masks, maintain social distancing, as there is no known cure yet for the virus.

While citing examples of some Deltans who have either contracted the virus or lost their lives as a result of Covid-19, Eugene Azuka Uzum appealed to leaders in their various domains to step-up call on members to keep to stipulated guidelines so as to stay safe as this would help to reduce the spread of the pandemic.

In their separate responses, Bishop Rt. Reverend Justus Mogekwu of St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Presiding Priest, St. Joseph’s Pro- Cathedral Catholic Church, and Pastor David Ilavbare of Redeemed Christian Church Of God, “King of Righteousness”, Parish Delta Province 14), commended the State government efforts at curbing the spread of the virus through Orientation, among others, and promised to join hands with government in the campaign against Covid-19 .

The highlight of the Covid-19 Sensitisation was practical demonstrations of hand washing with soap and water by the State Orientation Bureau team.

Christian Onwugbolu

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