Abuja, 04 August, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Catholic Women Organization Nigeria (CWON) is mobilizing leaders of the entity to help Nigerian authorities contain the third wave of COVID-19 in the country.
Mary Ashibi Gonsum, President of the Catholic women organization says in a report by Agenzia Fides that apart from sensitizing masses to observe basic safety guidelines, there is a need to encourage the people to get vaccinated, noting that rates of infection in the country have skyrocketed.
“The infection rate is rising again. We must do whatever is necessary to avoid getting infected. We must be in constant contact with our leaders at the Diocesan, Deanery and Parish level to make sure they are educating their members about the third wave of the virus and the need to stay safe”, Ms. Ashibi says.
She adds, “The guidelines are simple; we expect our members to continue to wear face masks, wash their hands, use disinfectants, keep social distance, not just during meetings, but wherever they are at all times. They must ensure that their families do the same.”
In the August 2 report, the CWON official underscores the need for national, provincial and Diocesan presidents to mobilize, to raise awareness and convince people, especially in Parishes, to maintain COVID-19 protocols.