Fumigation: Enugu, Ebonyi sanitise markets, streets, public places

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Fumigation: Enugu Fire Service on the streets
Fumigation going on in Ebonyi State…

ENUGU and Ebonyi states have included the fumigation and decontamination of public places, markets, streets in the states, as part of measures to improve hygiene and forestall the outbreak of coronavirus in the states.

ENUGU and Ebonyi states have included the fumigation and decontamination of public places, markets, streets in the states, as part of measures to improve hygiene and forestall the outbreak of coronavirus in the states.

In Enugu, the governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and heads of security agencies in the state inspected as the State Fire Service commenced the exercise with the fumigation of the Ogbete Main Market,  Polo Shopping Mall, the exclusive residential areas (GRA), the old Artisan Market, Ogui Road, Michael Okpara Square, the populous Obiagu axis of the metropolis, Independence Layout, Enugu. 

The State Chief Fire Officer, Okwudiri Ohaa disclosed that the fumigation will cover major markets in the state before they are reopened, major streets and the Nsukka zone and that the government would ensure that the coronavirus would not rear its head in the state.

As part of its measure on checking the coronavirus, Enugu had on April 1, shut down all major markets to force its stay at home protocol while it used the opportunity to carry out the fumigation exercise.

Ohaa advised the residents not to be scared as thechemicals used for the fumigation, chlorine disinfectant mixed with calcium hypochlorite, was not injurious to health.

Meanwhile, at the commencement of the exercise at the Margaret Umahi International Market, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi governor, David Umahi, explained that it had become necessary to disinfect public places to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus and other infectious diseases in the state.

The deputy governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, who represented the governor, noted that, “the exercise is very important and it shows government preparedness to secure the lives of its citizens which is one of the constitutional mandates of a leader.”

He enjoined the residents of the state to maintain environmental hygiene and obey other basic precautionary measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike explained that the exercise was inevitable and it was carried out over the weekend because of the side effects of the chemicals and appealed to people coming to the market from to endeavor to use their face masks.

He commended Umahi for enhancing effective decontamination, fumigation and disinfection of the state.

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