Defiance to lock down obstructs Enugu fumigation — Fire Service Chief

By Our Reporters

Enugu State Chief Fire Service Officer, Mr. Okwudiri Ohaa has disclosed that the major hiccup his agency was experiencing in fumigation of the state was residents’ disobedience to the state government’s stay at home order.

The state, on Wednesday, commenced fumigation of designated areas as a means of checkmating spread of COVID-19 pandemic, under the supervision of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was at the Ogbete main market for the fumigation flag off.

The fire service chief, however, said that the exercise is impeded with residents still conducting businesses and roaming the streets.

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Speaking to newsmen on the exercise, Ohaa said that the state government mandated and made fund available to the fire service to embark on fumigation of highly populates areas in the state to prevent not only coronavirus but other infectious diseases but the people are not complying with the lock down order.

Meanwhile, despite non-compliance in some places, Enugu State government has inaugurated three completed isolation and treatment centers to combat the ravaging Coronavirus disease.

Conducting newsmen round the devoted centres on Wednesday, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also disclosed that extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction has commenced at the fourth centre sited at former Colliery Hospital Enugu, to expand the state capacity for Coronavirus disease isolation and treatment.

The three centres are located at the Enugu Diagnostic centre, the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital Parklane and the third at Nsukka university town.

Vanguard noted that the state has not had any other confirmed case of the disease since two cases were earlier confirmed in the state.

Vanguard News Nigeria.


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