*says number of confirmed cases, fatality on rise in the State
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Chairman of the the Gombe State COVID-19 Management Committee and Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau has advised the people of the State not to throw caution to the wind but re-embrace and adhere to the Coronavirus safety protocols.
Dr. Jatau stated this while addressing newsmen at the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic maintaining that figures have shown that there is a geometrical spike in the number of confirmed cases and fatalities in the State.
He said “there is no gain saying the fact that the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has done incredibly well in mitigating the spread of the virus but that the seemingly containment of the virus led to a general relaxation among Nigerians leading to a much bigger second wave”.
He noted that the recent Endsars protest across the country also contributed to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
He called on the people of the State to take responsibility by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols which include wearing of face mask, washing of hands and maintaining social distancing.
“We call you members of the press here to brief you on the activities of the committee and to seek for your cooperation to reach out to the public on the need for everyone to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols especially in this festive season where marriages and social gatherings are in large volume”.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana said the virus thrives in temperate conditions, describing the current weather condition as ideal for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Needless to mention Gombe is experiencing a spike in covid-19 Pandemic and fatality is hitting double digit”.
Dr. Gana therefore appealed to members of the public to take personal responsibility by keeping with the COVID-19 safety protocols and to desist from dismissing the existence of the virus.