The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Imo State is intensifying campaign in areas that previously recorded COVID-19 cases in the state.

This is to avert possible second wave of the virus, especially during the yuletide.

The State Director of the Agency, Mr. Vitus Ekeocha, told journalists in Owerri during a sensitization that his organization adopted motorized campaign to sensitize the people to ways of preventing the spread of Coronavirus disease.

He described the just concluded sensitization in six local government areas of Imo North Senatorial district as a huge success, noting that the campaign was to enlighten the populace ahead of the bye election that was held in the area last Saturday.

Mr. Ekeocha, who expressed worry about the decline in the use of face masks among residents of Imo State, said the NOA was now focusing on Owerri Municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West Local Government Areas, where cases of the virus were more pronounced in the state.

The NOA State Director advised residents of the state to be conscious of those that might be returning from COVID-19 prone areas for Christmas.

He noted that use of face masks, sanitizers and avoiding crowded places would help protect them from the disease.

Mr. Ekeocha stated that the sensitization would be continuous and more aggressive, noting that community fora on COVID-19 pandemic, which the Agency had begun holding with stakeholders were yielding results.