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- On June 23, 2020
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The Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Professor Andy O. Egwunyenga, has recently been overwhelmed with commendations from among the university staff and members of the host communities for his proactive measures towards nipping the spread of the deadly Corona virus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19 at the bud.
Owing to his background, as a renowned professor of Applied Entomology and Parasitology, the Vice-Chancellor, and his management team in collaboration with the University Health Services have been adjudged to be highly proactive since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus disease.
As part of its efforts in keeping the disease at bay, the university management never rested on its oars after initially sensitizing the university community and its environs through exhaustive distribution of handbills with the inscription, STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS,” with its symptoms such as Cough, shortness of breath/difficulty in breathing coupled with high temperature were boldly spelt out.
Also highlighted on the handbills were measures to stem the spread of the disease which include, frequent washing of hands or usage of hand sanitizer, keeping of clean environment and avoidance of unnecessary body contact, such as handshake, hugging and indiscriminate spitting.
In order to leave no stone unturned, the university management constituted a high powered “Public Health Enlightenment Committee” to assist members of staff and the university community to comply in its entirety to the necessary health directives being dished out by the university management.
Beside the massive procurement of temperature check apparatus, nose masks and alcoholic-based hand sanitizer, the university management, has strategically stationed trained security personnel in all entrances across all three campuses of the university to enable staff and visitors observe the mandatory precautionary measures by constantly wearing their nose mask and their temperature duly checked with sanitizer profusely applied on their hands before being allowed into the university premises, and most recent of its efforts, was the strategic installment of water dispensers with detergents for routine hand washing, a situation that was highly and generally commended as a show of concern and care to the university community and its environs.