The Oasis Reporters
April 3, 2020
Ekiti born medical expert, Dr Makanjuola Akindele Owolabi widely known as Dr MAO has appealed to the people of Ekiti State as well as other Nigerians and humanity worldwide to strictly obey and adhere to the directives given by WHO which is aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
Dr Akindele Owolabi in a statement made available to newsmen, advised people of the state to ensure regular handwashing with soap and clean water, covering of the nose and mouth with the elbow while sneezing or coughing or with the use of a tissue or handkerchief which must be immediately & well disposed of.
“We must also maintain the social distancing directives”, he added further..
He said that we are to note that for now, there is no known cure for this disease except preventive measures.
The medical expert who is also an aviation consultant equally called on the people to stay at home for the prescribed two weeks saying that it is for the collective safety of all and that it is better to stay at home and be alive than to disobey or be careless and end up in the grave forever due to the effects of Covid-19.
Dr Akindele Owolabi therefore appealed to the entire people of Ekiti state to see all these precautionary measures put in place as means of protecting them and everyone from the deadly Virus and not as punishment or to inflict hardship on anyone as we are all in this together. Covid-19 is not a-respecter of anyone whether one is poor or rich.
The medical expert also warns that the Covid-19 is easily spread like bushfire in dry season if these measures are not keenly followed.
He said that this is not the time to visit one another, attend parties or be in a crowd of any kind at this perilous time.
He further added that he prays that our people would see this as a time to be our brothers’ keeper because God has used this to show us that what affects one affects all. “Keep yourself safe & help to keep the nation safe. Stay at home & isolate as much as possible. God bless us all as we do our part”, he concluded.