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COVID-19: Enugu Committee engages Bishops, Market Leaders

The advert hoc Professional Medical Advisory Committee (EMAC) on the de-escalation of the coronavirus an infection (COVID-19) transmission arrange by the Enugu State Authorities has interfaced with notable non secular leaders and leaders of market and transport unions within the state.

It will likely be recalled that the state authorities lately constituted a 12-man committee of medical medical doctors on the advice of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, Enugu State chapter. The committee which has Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, a advisor heart specialist as its chairman is charged to interact all strategic stakeholders with a view to recommending “pressing and efficient measures for the de-escalation of the transmission of Coronavirus an infection within the state with due regard to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) extant protocols for the prevention of coronavirus an infection transmission.”

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Of their separate interface with the committee on Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. CallistusOnaga and the Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma bemoaned the dearth of compliance with the usage of face masks by majority of the residents, including that efforts should be geared in the direction of bettering the folks’s hygiene practices.

Bishop Onaga confused on the necessity to attain out to the suburbs and rural areas with a view to implement compliance with the security measures for the containment of the unfold of the virus. He additionally reiterated the necessity for extra enlightenment, particularly within the rural areas the place many individuals nonetheless doubt the existence of COVID-19.

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In the same vein, Archbishop Chukwuma steered stricter enforcement of the preventive measures, noting that every one palms should be on deck to make sure that each city and rural dwellers preserve social distancing, use of alcohol-based sanitizers and face masks.

In furtherance of its mandate, the EMAC members additionally dialogued with the leaders of the assorted markets within the Enugu metropolis in addition to transport union leaders, who regretted the low use of face masks and poor compliance with common hand washing and different private hygiene practices within the markets and motor parks.

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The market and transport union leaders attributed the poor observance with the stipulated preventive measures to negligence and the inaccurate perception by some individuals that COVID-19 will not be actual.

Earlier in his speech, Ejim, a professor of drugs and the chairman of the committee instructed the union leaders that it had turn into essential to interface with them within the face of the brand new spikes of COVID-19 an infection within the state and the pressing must comprise its unfold.

The engagement assembly was attended by the chairman of Enugu East Native Authorities Council, Hon. Alex Ugwu and his counterparts from Enugu North, Hon. EmekaOnunze and Enugu South, Hon. Monday Eneh.

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