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The Nigerian Army says it has intensified preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in barracks in the country
In line with the directives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Musa said the Headquarters Nigerian Army Medical Corps Victoria Island, Lagos in compliance with the directive of the COAS had adopted proactive measures against the pandemic. He disclosed that the medical personnel in Bonny Camp Cantonment had intensified the screening of personnel and individuals going in or out of the cantonment by checking temperature and mandatory hand washing.
According to him, wash hand basins, sanitizers and soaps have been positioned at suitable locations at the entrance of the Cantonment to ease or ensure compliance. “Inhabitants and visitors to Abakpa Cantonment Enugu and 82 Division Headquarters Complex along Abakaliki Road are also being screened by medical staff from the Division’s hospital.
“There are also indications that drastic measures have been emplaced to restrict access to mammy market in the barracks in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
At Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment housing 2 Division Nigerian Army, there is noticeable increase in medical checks at the two major gates leading into the Cantonment. Thermometers and hand sanitizers with the requisite medical staff from the Division’s hospital are reportedly in position and available to soldiers, their families and necessary visitors into the Cantonment
“The situation is the same in 81 Division Lagos where the medical personnel are strategically positioned at the main gate entrance to the headquarter’s complex to screen personnel getting into the building,” he said.
Musa also disclosed that the Tailoring arm of the service had been directed to start the production of the required masks for officers, soldiers and their families.
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