COVID 19: Hon. Timothy Dantong and Wife Goes on Grassroot Covid-19 Awareness Campaign

Following the global outbreak, ravaging effect, deaths and confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Dantong and his Wife, Dr. Rahila Dantong took awareness campaign to Riyom LGA in order to sensitize the people about the disease.

The delegation led by the Wife of the Member, Dr. Mrs Rahila Dantong took the campaign to the 17 Wards in Riyom LGA.

Dr. Rahila expressed concern over the coronavirus pandemic and charged the people to observe good personal hygiene as well as adhere strictly to preventive measures and directives put in place by government at all levels to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

In all the places visited, Dr. Dantong advised the people to avoid crowdy gatherings, maintain social spacing, abstain from handshake, ensure they wash their hands regularly and avoid tendencies that could expose them to the disease.
She said these are not best of times and admonished the people to exercise patience to remain safe and protected.

She said global active cases stands at over 400,000 with over 25,000 deaths recorded globally.

"In Nigeria, total cases stood at 65 with 61 active cases, 3 recoveries and 1 death recorded Nationally so far" she said.

She said the figures above are alarming and indicates that the disease is a global emergency hence the need for the people to be cautious and do what is expected to stay away from the diseases.
She called on world Leaders to come together in unity to confront the global threat potent by Covid-19.

She encouraged the people to remain steadfast in prayers, draw closer to God, assist one another at this critical time and trust God, who is able to turn the Covid-19 situation around. 

In their separate remarks, those who spoke in the visited communities were full of joy and appreciated the Member and his wife for the proactive campaign which they described as timely and enlightening.

They commended them for the kind gesture, show of love and empathy to the people at the grassroot.

Items provided for the people included Wash hand buckets, hand washing soaps, hand sanitizers and fliers containing information about Covid-19.

Communities visited were Kwi, Wereng, Riyom, Fang (Shonong), Rachi (Sharubutu), Rim, Jol, Kwogo, Rahoss, Tahoss, Gurra, Danto, Tse, Fangroi and Bum.

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