Covid-19 protocols: Gombe urges group leaderships for complete compliance
By Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe
The Gombe State Covid-19 Management Committee has called on the leadership of various organisations to ensure compliance with all the measures put in place to safeguard the lives of people against the disease.
The Chairman of the Committee, Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jattau, while updating journalists in Gombe, called on the leadership of markets, religious, traditional and all other organized groups to adhere to the guidelines, because they would be held responsible for non-compliance.
He highlighted that from March 27, 2020, when the first cases of the Covid-19 was reported to January 06, 2021, Gombe State has recorded 1,449 confirmed cases, 1, 143 discharged, 267 active and 41 deaths.
According to him, the resurgence is taking a more dangerous turn and the reality of community transmission necessitated the Gombe State Covid-19 Management Committee to take urgent measures that would ensure compliance with all Covid-19 protocols in the conduct of daily activities.
Dr. Manasseh Daniel Jatau said it was now necessary for every resident of the state to do hand washing, use sanitizers at all public places, wear facemasks in public places, among others.
“Citizens are required to oserve the following guidelines to prevent further spread: use of handwashing points at all public areas, large gatherimgs must be avoided while at the same time observing social distancing, assembly or large gathering of more than 50 persons must be avoided, routine testing for covid-19 by rapid response teams will be carried out, the public is hereby requested to cooperate with health officials whenever the need to carry out such exercise arises,” Dr. Jatau said.
He called on the leadership of various organizations to ensure compliance, otherwise, they would be held responsible for non-compliance.
“Fumigation/disinfection of high-risk areas will be carried out periodically. Again the general public is hereby requested to give public health officials maximum cooperation, Infrared thermometers must be used in all public places so as to monitor body temperature. Leadership of various organizations; markets, religious, traditional and all other organized groups are to ensure compliance with the above-mentioned guidelines as they will be held responsible for non-compliance,” said Dr. Jatau.
The Gombe State Covid-19 Management Committee therefore called for the maximum cooperation of all residents to mitigate the effect and spread of the virus.
It said the government would not hesitate to enforce stricter measures, including lockdown if, it is observed there is non-compliance to the advisory.