April 24, 2020
The Rotary Club, New Benin Branch, on Friday distributed 1,000 face masks and 1, 000 hand sanitisers to market women, drivers, and the vulnerable in three local government areas in Edo.
The branch’s President, Mrs Magdalen Odigie, who led the club’s members in the sensitisation walk and distribution of the items, said the gesture was part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were distributed in Oredo, Egor and Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Areas of the state.
The club’s sensitisation team started from the state’s Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists at Reservation Road, GRA, Benin, through the major streets and designated schools and major markets in the three council areas.
Odigie admonished the residents to abide by government’s stay-at-home order and other directives to curb the spread of COVID-19, adding that they should be very cautious of the disease as it was dreadful.
She reminded them of the compulsory wearing of face masks, regular hand washing and observance of social distancing to curb the disease spread.
She urged those who cough regularly and had difficulty in breathing to visit the designated health centres for proper treatment.
She commended the commitment and dedication of Gov. Godwin Obaseki-led government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
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