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Edo NAWOJ Holds Sensitization Summit

Edo state chapter of the Nigeria association  of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has held a sensitization  programme on prevention of the spread of COVID 19 .

The online  sensitization programme which witnessed high level of participation from women journalist helped throw more light on  current developments on how  to prevent the spread of the virus.

Delivering a lecture on prevention and bursting the myth on Coronavirus a Red Cross trainer, Mr  Ovwigho-Ugbede  Oghenetejiri said accurate data is sketchy on the life span of corona virus outside the body hence the emphasis on regular hand washing which he said must be done with running water and any decent soap.

Mr Oghenetejiri emphasised that all the corners of the hands must be washed for twenty seconds noting that hand sanitizers can only be used In places where it is difficult to get water. While emphasizing the need for social distancing in the prevention of coronavirus health expert said  6 feet is the recommended distance to be maintained.

On the use of face mask Mr Oghenetejiri said face mask should be discarded properly when damp with the user ensuring that their hands only touching the strap.

Senior nursing officer in Edo State,  Mrs Efe Iyamu, urged people who use improvised mask to ensure they wash sundry and iron to kill all germs and virus.

Mrs  Iyamu itemized some of the symptoms of coronavirus to include Common fever, tiredness, and dry cough.

According to her other  symptoms may  include Shortness of breath, Aches and pains and sore throat.  She added that few people  report diarrhea, nausea or a runny nose.

In a vote of thanks chairperson of the Association Mrs Adesuwa Ehimuan thanked the facilitators and members for their active participation and urged the participants to transmit knowledge acquired for the benefit of the general public. Some of the  participants including the General Manager  Bronze FM Mrs Abimbola Oyetunde,   Mrs Ijeoma Umeh and Best Mbiere expressed appreciation to the Chairperson and Exco for the initiative and  all Nawojians for the impressive participation.

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