Delta State Governor, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has raised alarm over the high spread of Coronavirus pandemic in communities in the state.
The governor who is on self Isolation after his daughter was test positive for the virus cautioned Deltans to always obey the directives of the state government by putting on their faces mask and maintain social distance.
In his verified facebook page, Okowa said, “At this point, it is important to reiterate to all the citizens and residents of Delta State that #COVID19 is real. We have already lost over 20 lives — many of whom were prominent in their various spheres of engagement.
As at early this morning, we have recorded 781 confirmed #COVID19 cases in Delta.
On Thursday, June 25th, we recorded 106 new cases — coming second behind Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic. This cannot continue.
It is quite worrisome that many of our people still walk the streets without wearing face masks and observing social distancing. With these stark numbers, we must brace up and take responsibility for our collective health and safety NOW.
Our isolation centres are currently overwhelmed with the number of cases. Unless we proactively and collectively take drastic actions to reverse the trend, we stand the risk of becoming another epicentre for the pandemic.
In the absence of a specific curative drug, the only way to check the transmission of the virus is for all of us to adhere strictly to the NCDC-issued guidelines and safety protocols.
I ask that we all see this as a collective challenge and act responsibly to protect ourselves and others to curb the community transmission of this raging pandemic. We can beat this virus, however, we all have to work together.