Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo State Command has deployed 255 of its personnel to work with National Centre Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure total compliance with government directives.
Also, personnel from intelligence department, medical, disaster management and CBRN have also been deployed to strategic locations across the state.
The state Commandant, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya who disclosed this in Ibadan, said that the Corps will ensure that people comply with all the preventive measures so that the state will be completely safe from the pandemic.
The personnel have been patrolling all the nooks and crannies of the state educating and enlightening the people to observe personal hygiene ,maintain reasonable distance, avoid crowded places, ensure that their household stays in doors as much as possible as well as report any health condition that is unusual to nearest health facility as quickly as possible.
Akinsanya added that his men have visited churches, mosques, motor parks, markets and all other places where people are found in numbers to spread the information on self- protection so as not to become victims.
He also implored some citizens that may have travelled or return from abroad within past 14 days to go for medical check so as to nip any suspicious health development in the bud insisting that such proactive measures will not only help them to know their health status but will also prevent their family members and others from being infected.