The management of Justrite Superstores, Ota, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the store has been locked owning to coronavirus scare which broke out in the media on Saturday.
It will be recalled that news emerged that residents as well as customers should avoid Medicare clinics, Ogun State General Hospital, Onipanu, Ota, Strong Tower supermarket and Justrite superstore, Ota for fear of contracting the deadly covid-19 disease currently ravaging the country and the world at large.
VOA News had earlier reported that Medicare clinics, Ogun State Hospital, Onipanu, Ota is currently being quarantined for accidentally treating covid-19 patients on Friday.
While speaking with VOA News correspondent, the spokesperson of Justrite superstore, Ota, Mr. Kadiri Agboola debunked the story that categorized Justrite superstore, Ota among places to be avoided for fear of contracting covid-19 disease.
There is no truth in the rumour that any of the patients had anything to do with Justrite. If justrite was included, the Ministry of Health would have shut down the store for fumigation”.
He added that Justrite is not an hospital and it is located at about 100 metres away from Medicare clinic which was closed down for quarantine purpose.
Mr. Agboola said that before now, the store had taken measures to ensure the safety and well being of staff and customers by checking the temperatures of customers before gaining access to the store, staff grouping to ensure social and physical distancing, sanitizing customers, wearing of masks by staffs and customers, and disinfecting shopping materials, viz; shopping baskets and trolleys long before the government’s directives.
While assuring customers and staff of their safety, Mr. Agboola said that pro-activeness will be the stores’ watchword and strict compliance to NCDC’s guidelines would be ensured.
“We are assuring our customers of their safety as we strictly adhere to NCDC guidelines and we don’t compromise health standards as one of the leading supermarket and varieties stores in Nigeria. Moreso, we do Whatsapp order and home delivery for our customers. So, their safety is guaranteed at all times”.
Recall that the NCDC has reported 35 cases of covid-19 in Ogun state with 5 recorded from Ado-Odo/Ota local government area.