Written by Laraba Murey

Covid-19: AMAC allays fear after council scribe tests positive


The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Hon. Abdullahi Candido, has allayed fears over the safety of Abuja residents' health, assuring them of efforts being made to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the council.


Candido's assurance comes barely a week after the Council Secretary, Hajiya Ramatu Abdullahi, tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently receiving treatment.


While briefing journalists in Abuja on measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus, he said 22 essential staff of the council and himself have taken  Covid-19 test, but thankfully the result returned negative. 


According to him, AMAC is the first in the six Area councils to take steps to curtail the spread of the virus.

"Don't forget,  we were the first to take in the six Area Councils to take  proactive steps in the fight against COVID-19, to ensure that we don't allow our people to get infected.

"So we are still at that top of the ladder, that is why even when one of us got infected we took the bold step, by subjecting ourselves  to  COVID-19 test, which the results returned negative," he said.

Candido said in order to ensure that the people are not gripped by fear of contracting the virus we fumigated  the premises.

" Last weekend, we further decontaminated our Secretariat, to improve the safety of the environment . that's why I said the Area Council is free of all fears as far as any infection is concerned," the chairman said.

While noting that the community leaders are custodians of their people, he urged them to always ensure that all identified Covid-19 positive persons within their domains are exposed and handed over to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, for prompt treatment.

































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