Committee urges Enugu to implement stricter measures

Committee urges Enugu to implement stricter measures

From Chris Oji, Enugu

The Enugu State Advert hoc Professional Medical Advisory Committee (EMAC) on de-escalation of COVID-19 transmission has suggested the state authorities to place in place stricter enforcement measures that may assist include the unfold of the virus within the state.

Briefing reporters in Enugu on their findings to this point, Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, who’s the chairman of the 12-man committee constituted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, harped on the necessity for the enforcement of “obligatory carrying of face masks, observing of bodily distancing and guaranteeing hand hygiene”.

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The committee, which has a two-week length to submit its report, was mandated to interact with leaders of assorted spiritual teams, market associations, skilled associations, labour unions, Nationwide Union of Street Transport Employees, Enugu State Chapter, Affiliation of Tricycle Riders Transport Union, civil society teams, organised non-public sector and different related stakeholders.

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Prof. Ejim stated their findings revealed that the stakeholders they interfaced with acknowledged the existence of COVID-19, however expressed issues that the dedication and capability to implement the mandatory preventive measures “have been all being undermined by a number of elements that we proceed to unearth”.

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