By JOHNSON EBIGIDE
Director-General of the Delta State Bureau of Orientation, Eugene Uzum, has called for a stronger synergy between the state government and the private sector in the fight against Coronavirus.
Uzum stated this while addressing some journalists in Asaba.
He said some banks operating in the state had not encouraged the social distancing principle, adding that a situation where only one out of six ATM outlets in a bank premises would be dispensing cash to over 20 customers could negate the social distancing principle.
Uzum decried the uncooperative attitude of some commercial vehicle operators who had been flouting the order on the number of persons a bus or tricycle could carry at a time, just as he lamented the flagrant disregard of the social distancing principle by some churches and mosques in the state.
He enjoined operators of restaurants to abide strictly by the directive of buy-and-take-away of the state government and emphasised the need for residents to embrace personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly with soap under running water and ensuring adherence to other medically prescribed measures against contracting the Coronavirus.
The Orientation Bureau DG noted that some residents had been flouting the dusk to dawn curfew put in place by the state government to further control the spread of the virus in the state, stressing that the steps being taken by the state government in the fight against Coronavirus were in the interest of the people.
Uzum implored residents, corporate organisations and religious bodies to complement the efforts of the state government to effectively curtail the spread of COVID 19 in the state.