TSC issues Corona Virus (Covid-19) warning and prevention measures

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has issued a cautionary notice on the prevention of spread of Corona Virus (Covid-19) in the Commission’s offices countrywide. This warning has come at a time when the virus continues to spread claiming the lives of over 3,000 people so far; in other parts of the world.

According to an internal memo from Ibrahim G. Mumin, the TSC Director in charge of Administrative Services, the Commission’s staff should ensure all is put in place to keep the virus at bay. “The Commission will seek to create an enabling environment for prevention of the disease by ensuring thorough cleanliness of all common areas and providing hand sanitizers to be used in the offices,” says Mumin via an internal memo dated March 9, 2020.

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As part of measures to stay safe, TSC staff members have been restrained from handshakes; as a form of exchanging greetings. They should also ensure ‘Regular and thorough handwashing’.

Keeping ones surroundings including offices clean and hygienic has also been proposed by Mumin to ensure the deadly virus is prevented.

It is nearly two months since the first infection from Corona virus (also known as Covid-19) was first detected in China. The disease has spread to many continent including Africa, whose case was reported two weeks ago. The disease has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), a Public Health Emergency. The effects of the disease are very severe, including death. Todate, there is no vaccine or drug to treat the disease.


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