RSG COVID-19 Decontamination Team Takes Exercise To Winners Chapel,
Corpus Christi Cathedral, Ogbum-Nu-Abali Fruit Garden Market
As the Rivers State Government intensifies efforts to decontaminate public places in
the state against spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the COVID-19
Decontamination Team on Wednesday night carried out the exercise at
the popular Ogbum-nu-Abali Fruit Garden Market, Corpus Christi
Catholic Cathedral and Winners Chapel, all in D/Line, Port Harcourt,
the State capital amongst others.
The first port of call was at the iconic Corpus Christi Catholic
Cathedral where the team carried out the decontamination job with
precision and expertise, decontaminating the interiors and exteriors,
including the gardens and imposing statues that adorn the complex.
Next on the schedule was the magnificent Winners Chapel a few meters
away from the Corpus Christi where the Decontamination Team took time
to decontaminate the surrounding gutters,
expansive car parks, including all offices and finally decontaminating the length and breadth of the church auditorium.
The Ogbum-nu-Abali Fruit Garden took its turn as the team also did a
thorough job decontaminating the gutters while ensuring that no part of
the multi-million Naira market was left out in the decontamination
The schedule of the Rivers State Covid-19 Decontamination Team showed
that the exercise will continue today, Thursday and throughout in other major public
places, in line with the directive of the State Governor,
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The decision to carry out the decontamination exercise mainly in the
night in some cases, is taken following the restriction of human and vehicular
movements hours and birthed by the fact that Coronavirus could last
outside its host by 3 hours, 6 hours, 24 hours and 72 hours
respectively, depending on the object.
The decontamination comprises of three steps which are carried out
simultaneously namely: fumigation of the environments, steam spraying
which contains disinfectants that can combat the virus and the
disinfectant smoke spraying.