BORDER ENFORCEMENT SACROSANCT TO CURTAILING SPREAD OF COVID-19 – DR MICHAEL NWOKO
By Frank Iroroh
In line with ensuring that healthcare service delivery is in full enforcement at the borders as the fight against COVID-19 continues, with the extension of the lockdown for another 2 weeks by His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Health Monitoring and a member of the Delta State COVID-19 Enforcement Committee, Dr Michael Nwoko, has stated that border enforcement is sacrosanct to curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Nwoko stated this when he and his team, once again visited the Delta – Anambra Border at Onitsha Head Bridge.
At the Border, they were met on arrival by Health workers led by the Executive Secretary of Oshimili South LGA Health Authority, Dr. Charles Eboka and Security personnel who were seen working assiduously in ensuring full compliance by the road commuters on essential journey, they briefed the SSA on their activities so far at the Border.
Dr. Nwoko expressed happiness over the way and manner they carried on their duty in accordance with the protocol on COVID-19 by conducting temperature checks on the road users on essential journey before they are allowed into Delta State.
Dr. Nwoko also stated that it was imperative they carried out such checks with precision in order to ensure that no one with the coronavirus disease gets into the State as a way of curtailing the spread of the virus.
Dr. Nwoko commended the security and health personnel for working in synergy and also the comutters for their patience saying, the routine was in the best interest of everyone.
The border enforcement activities is a continuous one with the aim of ensuring that the protocol on COVID-19 clearly spelt out by the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) and the lockdown order by his Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor of Delta State is strictly adhere to adding that TOGETHER WE CAN STOP COVID-19.
It would be recalled Dr. Nwoko and his team had made several visits to other borders between Delta/Edo, Delta/Bayelsa States including Alifekede, Igbanke, Urhonigbe, Idumuje-Ugboko, Patani, Ologbo among others