These are men from the fire brigade command disinfecting the house of the first corona virus index case in Dutsinma local government.
The Katsina State Emergency and protection Agency SEPA has been carrying out disinfection of areas affected by Corona Virus in the state using Chlorine concentrate.
The leader of the Covid-19 fumigation team Director Pest and Vector Control Alh Nura Abubakar explained to Cliqq Magazine that they came to Dutsinma local government to disinfect the surrounding and houses where case of the virus wad identified.
Nura said Corona virus is real unlike what many thinks of the disease. Therefore, called on the people to avoid social gathering and practices social distance.
“I am calling on people to be protective and avoid all forms of gathering, practice constant washing of hands with soap and water, stay at home to avoid spread of the disease”.
He added that “Even developed countries are battling with the disease and that corona virus has no medication at now”
First point of fumigation was the house of the infected corona patient at Kadangaru and neighboring houses located in the area.
Subsequently, other areas were also fumigated include Comprehensive health care unit, residence of the district head, General Hospital and the entire streets of Dutsinma.
The victim was said to have returned from Lagos state, the epicenter of recorded Corona virus infected states.
Similarly, the District Head of Dutsinma, Sada Muhammed Sada, called on the people of Dutsinma to desist from violating the lockdown imposed by the state government to further curtail the spread of the disease.
Many locals around the dutsinma town, express their dismay over the prompt lockdown by the state government. While other do not believe that corona virus exists.
This believe was clear when one wife of the infected corona virus patient, openly tried stop fumigation of their home. It took the intervention of Environmental health officers that talk her into submission.
Majority of residents in Dutsinma were not complying with the directives to stay at home, which clearly show the lack awareness especially to the people living in remote areas like Kandagaro.
Umar Yusuf Musawa who is the director environment protection Dutsinma chapter, promised to intensifies awareness campaign in other to reduce chances of getting or spreading the disease.
Currently, members of environmental health workers are current collecting list of those who might have come in contact with corona virus patient.
Nura Abu urged people to observe all precautionary and preventive measures as stipulated by the health professionals.
Dutsinma is the second LG in Katsina state to be lockdown by the government to reduce chances of spreading the disease to other places.
The question will the people of Dutsinma comply with government order to stay at home or should the government deploy security operatives in the area to ensure full compliance?