Oyo State government, on Monday, distributed some preventive materials to curtail the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items, including hand sanitisers, nose masks and plastic buckets, were distributed to local government caretaker chairmen, by the State Covid -19 Task Force.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, a member of the Task Force team, said that the distribution of the preventive materials had become necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic in the state.
Olatubosun, who is also the state commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, urged the chairmen to intensify efforts at curtailing the spread in their respective localities, stressing that it had become a major task by the government at all levels.
He further reiterated the state government’s commitment towards the wellbeing of every resident of the state and urged the general public to comply with government directives on how to curtail the spread of the disease.
The commissioner also hinted that the task of curtailing the spread of Coronavirus disease should not be left in the hands of government alone, adding that it was the collective responsibility of all.
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