As part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease, the Member Representing Nnewi North in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor, has distributed thousands of hand sanitizers and hundreds of tap buckets in local markets in Nnewi, Nnewi-North local government area of Anambra state .
The lawmaker who distributed the items in different local markets in Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim and Nnewichi, during a sensitization and enlightenment campaign against coronavirus,expressed hope that the items will help in protecting his constituents from the deadly contagious viral infection .
Speaking to the traders, the lawmaker noted that coronavirus has become a universal health problem following the rate at which the virus killed people in their thousands .
He therefore emphasized the need for the traders to take extra caution while in the markets , as markets were crowded places where such infections could spread faster even as he extolled the measures adopted by the federal and state governments to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country .
Okafor stressed the importance of constant handwashing with soap and water , application of hand-sanitizers , avoidance of places clustered with human beings ,use of face masks, gloves as well as maintaining considerable distance during social discourse to prevent covid19 .
Distributing the materials , the lawmaker admonished the market leaders to place the buckets at strategic points in the market to enable traders and their customers to access them , just as he enjoined them also to extend the preventive mechanisms to their respective homes in order to win the battle against coronavirus .
Markets visited during the constituency sensitisation on prevention of coronavirus in Nnewi-North include Eke Amobi, Nnofor Royal Market, Eke Amangwu, Afor Ubu, Afia Umuele, Eke Akammiri, Afia Ejiamatu, Nweke Akabokwu, Ozuru Market Obiofia, Nwafor Uruagu, Orie Agbo, Afia Okpuno Egbu, Amuko Market, Umuisiedo Market, Nwaorie, Odu Igbo Foodstuffs Market, Ogbo Ogwu, Ozuda Bread market Akabo and Afia Mgbede.
The coronavirus preventive materials were also distributed to some health centres, Catholic Diocese of Nnewi and Anglican Diocese of Nnewi respectively ,as part of efforts to safeguard Nnewi-North from the monstrous Covid19 threatening to exterminate the entire human race from the surface of the earth .