Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The traditional ruler of Umunya in Oyi local government area of Anambra state, Dr Kris Chinedum Onyekwuluje, has advised the general public to refrain from crowded environment as directed by Government to curtail and contain the spread of coronavirus.
The monarch charged the public to obey directives of the government as well as observe good personal hygiene in order to win the war again the dreaded Covid19.
Igwe Onyekwuluje who stated this at his palace in Umunya, reiterated the need for all and sundry to be careful and maintain personal hygiene to stay safe from the virus.
He further advised individuals who came back from outside the country to quarantine themselves or rush to designated medical centers to recieve urgent medical attention against the contagion.
“It’s unfortunate that some religious leaders in Nigeria have continued disobeying government’s directive on shutting down churches.
“Church is one of the centers where people gather in numbers. If we encourage the gathering, it will drastically spread like wildfire.
“I must commend the Government of Anambra State in her Press Statement signed and released by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulolobelu, last Thursday, which mandated the public and private schools to close till further notice.
“In the release, all nursery, primary, secondary schools and vocational institutions [Public, Private and Mission schools] have closed until further notice.
“The directives from Anambra State Government were to enhance further measures in the fight against Coronavirus.
“If you suspect anyone displaying abnormal tendencies, please call the emergency number provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control 080097000010.
“Also all calls relating to suspected Covid-19 should be routed to Anambra Public Health Emergency Operation Center on 08030953771 and 08117567363.
“On personal ground, ensure frequent handwashing method, with soap, use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid handshakes, maintain social distancing, and finally, let us embrace God and ask for His Divine intervention. In your closet, pray fervently.
“I commend our visionary leader, Gov Willie Obiano for his doggedness and prompt intervention in tackling this deadly disease.” Onyekwuluje added.