COVID-19: Aregbesola issues precautionary advice to staff

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The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has advised Management and Staff of the Ministry to take precautionary measures against Coronavirus ravaging the world.

Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Manga said Aregbesola gave the advice in a circular titled “PRECAUTION AGAINST COVID-19 INFECTION,” which he said the minister personally signed and issued in his office in Abuja on Wednesday.

Aregbesola noted that fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, dry cough, aches and pains were among the symptoms to watch out for, by the staff in form of caution as handed down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders, on the containment of the scourge.

“It is important that I advise you all to ensure you strictly adhere to the preventive measures regarding personal hygiene both in work premises and at home, maintain social distance in public places, avoid crowded locations, keep members of your family at home, wash your hands, observe the no handshakes rule and make use of sanitisers,”he said.

The minister described Coronavirus as very dangerous and called for vigilance, saying, some persons, though infected, do not present symptoms for a number of days.