By Omofa John
The Kabba /Bunu SSA on Security, Hon Aare Ariyo Adebayo has commended the people of his local government for adhering to the government directives towards controlling the spread of the deadly virus ravaging the world.
According to him, there have been several calls from different quarters urging Nigerians to stay at home during this coronavirus outbreak so as to curtail the spread of the virus.
He adviced constituents that practising social distance not only helps to curb the spread of coronavirus but it also ensures that you are not unnecessarily exposed to it.
He however explained that it is understandable that there may be unavoidable situations when people may need to step out of theit isolation. In such situations, Aare gave some safety measures one can take.
-Don’t go out if you can help it: The safest and best way you can protect yourself right now is to stay away from public places. It is recommended that you avoid gatherings or crowded locations as your risk of contracting the virus from such settings increases.
-Wash your hands every chance you get: The importance of washing your hands with soap and water during this pandemic cannot be overemphasized. Should you step out of your home, ensure to wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you get the chance. Remember to thoroughly wash your hands for about 20 seconds and don’t forget your fingernails too.
-Use hand sanitizer: Carrying a hand sanitizer for your personal use is advisable. If you are stepping out of your home, chances are you may not have access to soap and water, in this situation, hand sanitizers come in handy. Remember to use sanitisers that have atleast 70% . Also, sanitize your hands every time you touch anything.
-Try and stay six feet apart from others: If you are stepping out, try to maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and others because the novel coronavirus spreads mostly through mucus and saliva which can spread to people up to six feet apart .
-Wear a face mask if you’re sick: Face masks are more effective in preventing the spread of the virus when they’re being worn by those infected.
The SSA calls on every citizen report any suspected case around them to help reduce risk of contacting the virus.