Covid-19: Group Tasks Religious, Community Leaders to Champion Campaign Against Spread

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria –
A Non-Governmental Organization, Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio, (JAP), has urged religious and community leaders to champion sensitization campaign against the spread of Covid-19 in Kaduna state.

The group in a statement signed by its Kaduna state Coordinator, Mallam Lawal Dogara, described Covid-19 as a notorious disease which has spread all over the world and is no respecter of class or position of any person.

The statement called on all and sundry to stop propagating controversies that link the disease to Fifth Generation Technology (G5), noting that only experts in the health profession have adequate knowledge on the origin and it’s cause.

JAP explained that the novel coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, and named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) initially referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.

The statement further stated that there were outbreak of flu diseases in the past including; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), from the same family of virus, but none has impacted on the socio-economic systems of the world like what is being seen today.

JAP therefore appealed to Nigerians to abide by the stay at home order by government as the best alternative to stop the spread of the disease.

According to the statement JAP has met with religious and traditional leaders in it’s drive to sensitized the people and will continue to do so as it’s agenda for corporate social responsibility.


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