The Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Security, Hon. Daniel Ezekiel, has on Sunday the 3rd, May, 2020. Released a Jingle, cautioning Deltans on the purchase of face mask from sellers and hawkers.
The SSA made this call as a result of a personal experience he had while in a public transit, with a hawker, who was trying to sell a face mask to a gentleman.
Hon. Ezekiel narrated the scenario, whereby, a gentleman man in the public transit, stopped a hawker who was hawking face mask on the road. And then, made attempt to buy one for himself, as a protective measure against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
While making attempt to buy the face mask, the gentlemen started trying out various face masks, in order to figure out which one is suitable for him. The man on the long run, eventually tried several of the face masks, and then bought one at the end.
Hon. Ezekiel then, cautioned the gentleman, pointing out the danger he has posed on potential buyers of the face mask from that very hawker.
Stating that, if the gentleman already had the corona virus, and is unaware of it. He would have successfully transmitted the virus to other potential buyers, by testing out several face mask before picking one to buy.
Hon. Ezekiel further enlightened the gentleman that, even if he does no have the corona virus, he would have exposed himself to the virus, by testing several of the face mask. Not knowing if some one with the Virus has also carried out the same act of testing the masks before buying.
The SSA then admonished that, both the gentleman and others, should be extra careful concerning the virus, as it is real. And as such should be conscious of the face mask they buy especially from hawkers along the road.
Hon. Ezekiel on that note, called on Deltans to be cautious of buying face mask from hawkers along the road, as it is dangerous. Therefore advised Deltans to purchase their face masks from the pharmacy.