The Anambra State Government has placed a ban on the drinking of garri by residents of the state, Dr. Joe Akabuike stated this on Tuesday.
Dr. Akabuike, who is the state commissioner for health announced the ban while creating awareness about the acute viral haemorrhagic illness and how to prevent its contraction through personal hygiene.
Akabuike said, “The garri you see spread along the highway while you’re travelling is very risky to consume, especially when you drink it. It is better and surer consuming the ones you prepared yourself. We are by this enlightenment prohibiting the drinking of garri in the state.
“Like any other form of disease, good hygiene practices and taking precautions over all forms of symptoms among family members and friends will go a long way to curb the spread of diseases.
“Hand washing remains an effective way of preventing diseases. Families as well as corporate organisations should re-adopt the use of tip taps and hand sanitisers placed in public places.”