Corona Virus: Katsina gov’t braces up to curtail spread
The Katsina state Government through its Ministry of Health Friday declared that it is on the highest state of alert to curtail the spread of the dreaded Corona Virus following news report that Nigeria has recorded its first case of the virus in Lagos State on Thursday February 27, The Nation reports.
The Executive Director, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, PHCDA, Dr Shamsudeen Yahaya told The Nation exclusive yesterday in Katsina, that the State Ministry of Health together with SPHCA are aware of the confirmation case of Corona Virus in Nigeria and have already activated the Emergency Operation Centre, EOC, and have remained on the highest alert level.
He said ’’we continue to sensitize the general public about Covid -19; this will include symptoms and how to prevent the spread also the engagement of Traditional and Religious Leaders to sensitize the public.”
He further disclosed that the agency have already embarked on the production of Information, education and communication materials on Corona Virus, the training of Health Care workers and as well as Disease Surveillance and Notification officers.