COVID-19: Group Advocates for Special Protection of People with Disabilities

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The Progressives for Greatness (PFG), a civic rights group in Ebonyi has advocated for special protection of the people with disabilities and all the vulnerable members of society against contracting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

President of the Group, Chief Okechukwu Mgbada made the call during a visit to the St Vincent De Paul Old Peoples Home, Abakaliki, as part of activities to mark his birthday.

Mgbada while presenting palliatives such as cash and foodstuff to the inmates, said that people without disabilities should protect the vulnerable ones in these hard times.

‘I decided to present these palliatives because the vulnerable members of society are the worst hit as regards the effects of this pandemic.’

He said that those without disabilities could still engage in their normal activities with the easing of the lockdown but the vulnerable ones cannot.

He urged the various tiers of government and private individuals as well as organisations to come to the aid of these vulnerable people as their conditions might be due to natural or accidental reasons.

He advised inmates of the home to observe all COVID-19 protocols as outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in order to stay safe as the pandemic ravages.

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