by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Gombe state Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources has disclosed that, it’s to fumigate the Government House and high-risk areas in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Speaking with journalists during a press conference in in Gombe, recently, Commissioner of Environment and Forest Resources, Dr. Hussaina Danjuma Goje, said “This is to commemorate the World Environment Day.
“The fumigation exercise to disinfect the Government House and other high-risk areas in the state will cover places such as mosques, churches, schools, markets and motor parks across the 11 local government areas of the state.”
The commissioner added that, “As part of efforts to ensure that isolation and treatment centres were safe and risk of spread is minimized. The state government would continue to fumigate the centres and other high-risk locations periodically.
Dr. Goje noted that, government had taken measures to ensure proper evacuation of infectious waste at the isolation centres to prevent community spread of COVID-19 in the state.
She assured that, measures have been put in place for proper waste treatment process using incinerators.
Dr. Goje revealed that, “We have two incinerators in our facilities, and we have put measures in place to take away infectious wastes from all four isolation centres to incinerate and properly dispose them.”