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Covid-19 : Army Steps-up Preventive Measures in Barracks

Nigeria Army

By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

Following the directives by the Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant – General Tukur Buratai, the Nigerian Army has intensified preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus across its Barracks.


Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, who made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, said wash hand basins, sanitizers and soaps have been positioned at suitable locations at the entrance of the Cantonment to ensure compliance. 
According to him, 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. 
Adding that the Headquarters Nigerian Army medical Corps Victoria Island, Lagos in compliance with the directives had adopted proactive measures against the pandemic.

“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 the mammy market in the barracks in order to prevent the spread of the virus. The statement read. 

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