The Kwara State Government has started serious observation and screenings at its land borders and the Ilorin International Airport to check the spread of the Novel Coronavirus and Lassa fever into the state, as it approaches people, in general, to be vigilant and report any suspicious cases to the closest health centres.

The state Commissioner of Health, Dr Raji Rasaq, expressed that “Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has since coordinated that we ought to strengthen reconnaissance and screening at our fringes and at the air terminal. We are working with the port wellbeing specialists to guarantee that any outsider or voyagers coming to Kwara State is screened before entering the state.”

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Dr Rasaq said the administration has likewise finished the development of a separation community and enacted State Epidemic Preparedness and Response, Rapid Response Teams and Incident Command System at the Kwara State Emergency Operation Center to facilitate any flare-up of the infection at present assaulting a few states.

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Dr Rasaq said that the service has begun different illumination projects to instruct the general population about the side effects of the infection, channels of move and how to forestall its spread.

“The illness has stayed a general wellbeing challenge and has influenced a few states. We don’t have any case in the state however it is critical to be readied,” he said.

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“We have likewise assigned a segregation place for Lassa Fever clinical administration in Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin and make accessible reaction items and drugs.”

He asked inhabitants of the state to receive standard hand washing, appropriate cleaning of environment and family things. Rasaq likewise approached occupants to keep their nourishment things in great and sterile condition.

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The Commissioner further urged occupants to dispense with rodents at their homes and networks just as cease from utilizing their uncovered hands to deal with the caught rodents.

Dr Rasaq guaranteed that the state would keep on sharpening all wellbeing laborers to have a high record of doubt and stick carefully to standard conventions while giving consideration to the patients

At the Ilorin International Airport, ordinary exercises were continuous as the FAAN and other security offices watched out for travelers going back and forth out of the air terminal. Some were seen wearing veils, while others kept their covers helpful.

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Queenta N. Duru Iruka
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