The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, LSC, Mr. Lanre Mojola and General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe have jointly urged Lagosians not to spread the COVID-19 virus by maintaining social distancing and carry out basic hygiene practices such as regular washing of hands.
This assertion was made when the COVID-19 joint taskforce on enforcement of social distancing and gatherings, LSC & LASEPA, paid a courtesy call on the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun.
Mojola declared that the joint taskforce team are in Epe to sensitize and distribute stimulus welfare packages to the community following the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, social distancing at this point is crucial to flatten the curve and break the cycle of transmission of the virus.
He appealed that maintaining social distancing is key to safety of lives adding that constant washing of hands with soap and water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, isolating self and call for help if symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat and difficulty in breathing occurs.
GM LASEPA, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe noted that the joint taskforce will continue to enforce breached guidelines until people understand and appreciate the importance of social distancing and self-isolation under the current global pandemic.
The Oloja of Epe in his response expressed his profound gratitude to the State Government and the joint taskforce team for the kind gesture and pledged the unflinching support of Epe Community to Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in combating the pandemic.
As part of the strategies to ensure the non- perishable packages reach beneficiaries, Community Development Leaders in the Wards were involved in the distribution to no fewer than 5000 packs of foodstuff to indigenes of the community.