COVID-19: Take cue from India, use hotels as isolation centres, Rep Abonta tells FG

...use prisoners as producers of face masks, gloves


The member representing Ukwa East, West of Abia State in the House of Representatives, Hon Uzoma Nkem-Abonta has advised the Federal Government to take a cue from India that used hotels as isolation centres.

Nkem-Abonta in a telephone chat with (TNG) said India was proactive using all available resources to combat the COVID-19 scourge.

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The Abia born lawmaker said “in India hotels were vacated and turned into isolation centres and many countries have adopted same style. They converted their prisoners to producers of hand gloves and face masks, we can replicate it here since we have started to receive donations.

“Evacuate relaxation centres and turn them into isolation centres as this will discourage people from hanging out. Ensure that the task force put in place adequately police all nooks and crannies of the country to make sure people stay at home.

“As for the donations and other financial support so far I fervently pray that it does not go into private pockets, we should all work towards saving humanity. My clarion call to all those in the corridor of power is that we should all work towards saving humanity”.

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