LOCKDOWN A BITTER PILL TO KEEP US SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS
— Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa
By Frank Iroroh
Delta State Government under the purposeful leadership of His Excellency, Sen. Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, is not playing with words when it comes to ensuring that the state is free from the China made and exported killer monster called coronavirus, aka Covid-19, does not spread it lethargic tentacles to the state.
The Governor has matched words with actions and as the state kickoff its lockdown order, April 1st, personnel both political appointees, military, paramilitary and health workers were deployed to sensitised the people on the necessity for the lockdown measure and to enforce compliance.
One person who is performing this dual role in Warri and Sapele axis of the State, is Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa, Senior Special Assistant, SSA to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring.
As the kick off of the lockdown order commenced yesterday April 1st, the young ebullient SSA, featured as a discussant on Delta Radio and Television station Warri program titled, COVID-19 Lockdown.
He is also part of the border monitoring committee in Sapele axis.
Addressing Deltans and residents of the state on the Golden Dawn station. The SSA urged everyone in the state to endeavor to comply with the lockdown order been implemented in the state because, as he put it, ‘the precautionary measures is a necessary pill to save us from the dreadful pandemic virus.’
His words, ‘I want to urged all Deltans and residents of the state to endeavor to comply with the lockdown order issued out by the government. Considering the magnitude of what is confronting humanity today, the precautionary measure is a necessary pill which we all need to stay safe from the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.’
Whilst explaining the need for the lockdown order in the State, Dr Amaihunwa said, ‘the lockdown order is part of measures to
curb the spiking occurrence of the Coronavirus in parts of the country from spreading to the state. This is because, it has been observed that when an index case is confirmed in an area, the disease rapidly spreads within communities among contacts of the victim.’ He emphasized.
Continuing the SSA said, ‘so far, as today April 1st, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said they are tracking about 6,000 persons in the country who are contacts of confirmed cases. We do not know where these 6,000 persons are, where they have visited and who they have contacted.
So, under this uncertainty became necessary to take proactive precautionary actions to ensure that these victims does not come to spread the virus to us.’ Dr Amaihunwa concluded.
He commended His Excellency, Sen. Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, theGovernor of Delta State, for the bold steps he has taken to safeguard Deltans and the residents of the state from the pandemic virus