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COVID-19: NASCO donates hand sanitisers to Plateau govt

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A consumer goods company based in Jos, NASCO Group of Companies, on Friday donated 500 cartoons of hand sanitisers to Plateau governnment, as part of its contributions to combat COVID-19 in Plateau.

The Group General Manager Administration of NASCO, Alhaji Shehu Yalung, who presented the relief items at Government House, Jos, pledged that his organisation would continue to support and interact with the state government on the COVID-19.

He appealed to the public to practice personal and environment hygiene while urging them to comply with the state government directives on preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Responding, the Secretary to the Government of the state, Prof. Danladi Atu, commended the group for the gesture, while assuring them that the donation would be put into good use.

He said the COVID-19 technical group was committed to ensuring compliance of government directives on preventive measures of the spread of the disease in Plateau.

“All religious organisations that do not adhere to the social distancing rules will be shut down.

“We are going out to monitor people’s response to the ground rules we have given, like ensuring every work place has hand sanitisers, social distancing of two meters, and 50 people in religious worship places, and also market social distancing”.

“Once we discover there is no compliance, we will shut down the market or religious place of worship,’’ he said.

According to him, the state government has restricted inter-border movements as a preventive measure, and we are creating awareness and waiting for prompt actions.

“There is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state,” he added.

He explained that out of 49 suspected cases taken for test, 45 had been confirmed negative, and the medical team are awaiting four results.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu
(NAN)