COVID-19: Oyo govt, UI Partner On Containment Of Disease, Fumigation
…As committee tasks religious organisations, business owners to fumigate premises
The Oyo State Containment and Decontamination Project on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain the COVID-19 pandemic by embarking on immediate decontamination of all areas suspected to have come under the attack of Coronavirus.
This was as the committee, led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, called on religious organisations, owners of businesses and corporate organisations in the state to take responsibility by immediately embarking on fumigation of their premises to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Professor Adeyemo, who led a few of the members of the committee including the Personal Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Akeem Azeez and Mr. Tolu Afolayan, to the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State Television and Fresh FM 105.9 Ibadan, said that the committee would embark on fumigation of locations based on indication of the virus.
According to her, the committee is a strategic partnership that brought together the Oyo State government, University of Ibadan and experts from other organisations, noting that the committee would begin the fumigation exercise with the Oyo State Government Secretariat and the home of other persons who tested positive to the virus.
She stressed that based on facts from experts, her committee was in alignment with the views of Governor Makinde on the need for a logical and evidence-based approach to fighting COVID-19.
Adeyemo, who encouraged religious leaders and owners of businesses in the state to take responsibility by going ahead with the fumigation of their premises in what she described as a prophylactic step, informed members of the public that his committee has developed a protocol, which can be followed by anyone interested in embarking on fumigation.