As part of efforts to further create awareness and curb the spread of the Covid-19 in the State of Osun, the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation on Wednesday commenced another another round of sensitisation tour round the nooks and crannies of Osogbo, the state capital.
The aim of the sensitisation tour is to further help reduce and tame the impact of community transmission as the state continues to witness new cases of the deadly virus.
The Commissioner who was represented on the tour by the Coordinating Director in the Ministry, Mr Adebisi Popoola urged residents of the state capital to continue to observe all the safety protocols and guidelines rolled out by government.
The Commissioner explained that the people need to realize that Covid-19 is still around and is still very deadly with no known cure or vaccine .
Egbemode explained that the only effectively weapon against the virus for now is for everyone to take responsibility and continue to stay safe by observing safety protocols especially in public places.
According to her, “All hands mudt be on deck to reduce community transmission in Osun , and it is the people who can help the government achieve this . We need to continue to take responsibility as individuals in the fight against this unseen but very present enemy.
“We need to take the non-pharmaceutical protocols seriously because no cure or vaccine has been found for Covid-19.
“We cannot afford to let our guards down at this stage, because we don’t know who will be affected and we don’t know those that will not be able to survive the virus if they contract it. We need to protect our senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions.
A resident around Oluode market, Mr Abdulazeez Gbenga commended the efforts of the state government of Osun so far in the fight against the novel virus,
The Commissioner spoke with residents in major parts of Osogbo such as: Ogo-Oluwa, Oja-Oba, Olaiya, Oke-baale, Old-Garage, Alekuwodo, Oke-Fia, Ajegunle, Fagbewesa, Tanishi, Gbonmi and Sabo market.
Other areas visited by the Ministry”s team are: Kola-Balogun, Oluode market, Station road, Isale Aro, Orisunbare market, Akindeko, Odi-Olowo among others.