Nasarawa State Director, NOA, Dr. Priscilla Gondoaluor, addressing a gathering during the COVID-19 sensitisation
At the commencement of the sensitisation at Government House Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, State Director, NOA, Dr. Priscilla Gondoaluor said the awareness campaign became imperative given the community transmission level of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Dr Priscilla Gondoaluor said with the ease of the lockdown in the state, many residents do not believe the reality of COVID-19 and have stopped adhering to NCDC guidelines which necessitates collective efforts to get residents abiding by the safety protocols such as the use of face masks, hand washing and sanitising, physical distancing and other COVID-19 protocols.
Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe who addressed the gathering said the state government had commenced installation of equipment at the newly constructed Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Centre in Lafia while testing and treatment of COVID-19 would begin at the centre in two weeks time.
Dr. Emmanuel Akabe commended the role of NOA and civil society organisations in mitigating the spread of coronavirus in the state.