How to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at all Cost in Nigeria
The wave of Coronavirus Disease popularly known as COVID-19 has been unimaginable across the globe. What happened to the powerful nations of the world like the United States, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain within the span of four months during these times are disheartening to the core. Developing nations like Nigeria and other parts of Africa had a very mild experience of the global pandemic.
At the comprehensive level, the pandemic has successfully turned the year (2020) upside down on all grounds. Economies have crashed. Mortality rates have increased drastically. Unemployment rate has been jaw-dropping. Businesses have collapsed. Religious homes have been shut down to mention but a few.
In order to contain this dreadful disease, public sensitization at all levels of society is important. The guidelines created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a point of sensitization in today's world, Nigeria is no exception. These guidelines are to:
Avoid crowded places - this was one of the reasons why public gatherings at markets, schools, and religious homes were banned to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Maintain social distancing - this is important to ensure that an infected person does not get the chance to spread the virus freely. By exercising social distancing measures of at least 2 metres away from one another, the risk of spreading COVID-19 is said to be very low.
Wash your hands regularly with antiseptic soap and water - hygienically, it is good to wash your hands regularly to kill microscopic germs and bacterias harmful to the human body. Relating to a more dangerous virus, washing your hands regularly with soaps and water is rather compulsory than necessary.
Sanitize your hands at the same level you wash your hands- alcohol-based sanitizers kill germs and reduce its spread from one person to another.
Use face mask regularly- covering your mouth and nose with appropriate masks is very important in these trying times to protect your respiratory organs and your health as a whole. If prevention is better than cure, being patient is better than being a patient.
Personal and Environmental Hygiene -this is the first from behind to consider. Take absolute care of your body and make sure your environment is clean.
Together we shall celebrate the end of COVID-19