COVID-19; Ogun Begins Disinfection Of Markets, Parks, Others (Photos)
The Ogun State Government has commenced the disinfection of public places in its efforts towards combating the Coronavirus in the State.
Flagging off the exercise at Kuto Market in Abeokuta, the State Capital, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said the exercise which was done simultaneously in Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu and Ilaro, would see markets, parks, police stations, schools, shops, among others disinfected.
“The whole idea is because we know that Coronavirus can stay in a place for between six to eight days, so we are going to do this from time to time to make sure that our people are not contracting the virus.
“We are deploying different grades of equipment appropriate for different purposes like fire trucks, backpacks and other equipment mounted on vehicles as well as about 900 personnel that have been assigned in all the four divisions of the State to carry out the exercise,” he explained.
Mr. Talabi said though it may take time to get to some of the high-traffic areas, there is an assurance that places usually with large populations would be disinfected as the government does not want the places to be sources where people may contract COVID-19.
The State’s Chief Scribe noted that the exercise would be a continuous process, while enjoining the people to partner with the government by disinfecting their homes, especially now that children are at home, to guard against transmitting the virus through them.
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