NCDC Calls For Collective Action To Contain Spread Of Coronavirus

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, says that collective responsibility is required to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Ihekweazu said this during a media roundtable on COVID-19 organised by the centre on Thursday in Lagos

He said that citizens should support government’s response by sharing information from only verified sources, stressing that the present declaration of COVID-19 as pandemic calls for facts and not fear.

He said that citizens should support government’s response by sharing information from only verified sources, stressing that the present declaration of COVID-19 as pandemic calls for facts and not fear.

Ihekweazu urged the media to shun sensationalism in their reports but play vital role in national emergency by promoting facts, stirring positive actions, dispelling fear and rumour among the populace.

According to him, solidarity is necessary to contain the virus spread.

He said that China was recording success in reducing its case of COVID-19 due to the mobilisation of the whole country in response to the virus.

Ihekweazu said that government would intensify its efforts of enhancing surveillance at the ports and encourage 14 days isolation of people that come from countries with confirmed cases.

The director-general noted that maintaining thorough hand washing and respiratory hygiene among Nigerians should be imbibed as a way of life and not only during outbreaks.

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