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COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Essay Challenge Has Begun + 500MB Daily for Airtel Users

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3. Students are to write on one of the topics below;

  • The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy
  • Preventive Measures Against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction
  • The Role of the Nigerian Government and Citizens in Tackling the COVID 19 Crisis

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Strive
1 month ago
Every night, before my siblings and I go to sleep, my mother forces all of us to inhale steam from a pot filled with freshly boiled garlic, ginger, neem leaves (dogonyaro), lemon pieces, and lime. This was a cure she saw on WhatsApp and implemented in our house.

Many other young people have parents who also watch these WhatsApp videos and implement these cures in their homes. But we have to ask ourselves a few questions:

Are those that recommend the cures actually medical doctors?
Are they public health specialists?

According to the hard facts, which are reported by reputable television stations and online news journals, the only preventive measures are:

1.Washing hands regularly.
Why?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCOV. It is tramsitted in respiratory droplets. The droplets are those tiny wet drops that come out of your nose and mouth when you sneeze.
When somebody sneezes without using tissue paper, the droplets land on surfaces like tables and chairs, or float in the air. An innocent person can now come, touch the table, get the droplets onto his/her hands, and then touch his/her face. From then on, it don be be that.
But if the person washes his/her hands regularly, the person gets rid of the droplets with the virus.
Chikena!

2.Social distancing is another preventive measure because it means that people will not come in contact, hence there is no room for the virus to spread.

3.Mouth guards are very useful too, but let me give you the fact.
Using a mouth guard protects people around you, not you. This is because the mouth guard reduces the possibility of your own respiratory droplets travelling far. People around you are thus protected. If you think the mouth guard is protecting you, remember that n-COV, the virus, is so small that it can slip through the spaces between the guard and your nose. A good way of making the mouth guard useful is to encourage people to buy it, so that as you protect me, I protect you.
Scratch my back, I scratch your back, man no go vex.

4.You can boost your immune system. Some infected people die because their immune system becomes compromised in the face of COVID-19. By eating up healthy foods, vegetables, and fruits, we can better prepare ourselves to fight the virus.

Let me end by squashing the following false stories about the coronavirus:

1.Inhaling steam will not kill it. It survives up to 1330C.
2.Eating all the lemon and lime in the world will not kill it. And for those that saw that piece of fake news that lemon is alkaline, that is a fat lie. Lemon is acidic because it contains citric acid. It has a pH of about 2
3.Eating all the dogonyaro in Nigeria will not prevent it.
4.WHO did not circulate advice in any brown paper which people post on WhatsApp. If anyone needs information, he/she should go to the WHO website.
5.Taking chloroquine or any other drug will not kill it. However, if you take an overdose, you can kill yourself. May God never allow us to make such a mistake.

Let us all be very careful, before we enter moto one chance.

Thanks for reading. Now you know the truth, forget fake news. And always remember to verify information by watching good news channels, not fake ones, and searching up on Google.

Please make sure you like and share. If you have any question, please comment and ask. I would be glad to answer. Have a nice day.
  • Royal: Coronavirus also known as Covid-19 is an on-going pandemic disease. The outbreak was recorded in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus was recognized pandemic in 11 March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO). Currently there are approximately 1.2 million cases in 200 countries and territories. A fact about the virus was the name given " coronavirus” becaus e of its feature that it has crown related feature.
    Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe accute respiratory syndrome(SARS).
    In december 2019, It was created by a man called charlesliebef a head of chemistry and biology department in harved university USA.
    Once symptoms develop, a person’s viral load declines steadily, and they become increasingly less infectious. However, people appear to keep shedding the virus for around two weeks after they recover from covid-19, both in their saliva and stools. This means that even once a person’s symptoms have cleared, it may still be possible to infect other people.
    People with mild or no symptoms can have a very high viral load in their upper respiratory tracts, meaning they can shed the virus through spitting, touching their mouths or noses and then a surface, or possibly talking. The new coronavirus has also been found to persist for days on surfaces, though that doesn’t necessarily mean these virus particles could still infect other people. That could be diminished by ultraviolet light, heat or humidity.
    Efforts to prevent the virus spread include travel restrictions, quarantines, curfews, workplace hazard controls, event postponements and cancellations, and facility closures. These include national or regional quarantines throughout the world. Despite the measures implemented, the virus either increase or maintain its rates of spreading.
    The virus seems to be transmitted mainly via small respiratory droplets through sneezing, coughing or when people interact with each other for some time in close proximity (usually less than one metre.
    Strategies for preventing transmission of the disease include maintaining overall good personal hygiene, washing hands, avoiding touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue and putting the tissue directly into a waste container. Those who may already have the infection have been advised to wear a surgical mask in public. Physical distancing measures are also recommended to prevent transmission.
    Hand washing is recommended to prevent the spread of the disease.Coronavirus also known as Covid-19 is an on-going pandemic disease. The outbreak was recorded in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus was recognized pandemic in 11 March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO). Currently there are approximately 1.2 million cases in 200 countries and territories. A fact about the virus was the name given " coronavirus” becaus e of its feature that it has crown related feature.
    The virus can transmitted from one place to another. The disease is believed to be primarily spread during close contact and by small droplets produced during coughing, sneezing, or talking with close contact being within 1 to 2 metres (3 to 6 feet). Therefore the virus is an airborne disease
    Efforts to prevent the virus spread include travel restrictions, quarantines, curfews, workplace hazard controls, event postponements and cancellations, and facility closures. These include national or regional quarantines throughout the world. Despite the measures implemented, the virus either increase or maintain its rates of spreading.
    Strategies for preventing transmission of the disease include maintaining overall good personal hygiene, washing hands, avoiding touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue and putting the tissue directly into a waste container. Those who may already have the infection have been advised to wear a surgical mask in public. Physical distancing measures are also recommended to prevent transmission.
    Hand washing is recommended to prevent the spread of the disease. The CDC recommends that people wash hands often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds, especially after going to the toilet or when hands are visibly dirty; before eating; and after blowing one's nose, coughing, or sneezing. This is because outside the human body, the virus is killed by household soap, which bursts its protective bubble. CDC further recommended using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol by volume when soap and water are not readily available. The WHO advises people to avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.Health organizations recommended that people cover their mouth and nose with a bent elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and
    disposing of any tissue immediately. Surgical masks are recommended for those who may be infected,as wearing a mask can limit the volume and travel distance of expiratory droplets dispersed when talking, sneezing, and coughing. touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    Health organizations recommended that people cover their mouth and nose with a bent elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and disposing of any tissue immediately. Surgical masks are recommended for those who may be infected,as wearing a mask can limit the volume and travel distance of expiratory droplets dispersed when talking, sneezing, and coughing.
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  • Banks: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
    Many diseases and viruses have come and gone with negative impacts on human life,even animals are affected.Coronavirus is no exemption.With increasing cases everyday,we all fear for our lives and the lives of our loved ones.Our daily prayer has become that we do not experience the impacts of this disease and that those affected be consoled and helped.
    Sad to say, many do not believe that this virus is real,some say it is a white man's disease,others say it cannot affect African blood and that it can not survive our hot weather.But the valid truth is that this virus is in our continent Africa and its with us today in Nigeria,hence the main question on each person's mind is "How can i protect myself and prevent this disease from taking the better part of my life?". Some practical suggestions include:
    Personal and proper hygiene remains one of the utmost ways of preventing the spread of this virus and protecting ourselves.Would you not rather sweep your home and wash your hands or put few drops of sanitizerin your hands than spending many days in isolation camps battling with this virus that affects your vital organs even after being cured?.
    Majority of the world's population are on social media receiving hundreds of trending and non-trending news everyday most of which are FAKE NEWS.Please we all should try our best to verify any news before sharing it.Remember families of those affected are searching for ways to help their loved ones, they need uplifting and good news.Why weigh them down with fake news?
    We should try to remain calm in as much as we receive reports everyday.Do not panic or cause others to do so.If you identify some of the symptoms of this disease such as cough,fever,difficulty in breathing, stay calm and report to the nearest hospital.It might not be the virus!!
    Isolation camps should be provided for those who already have the disease.More should be provided in case of increasing cases which we do not pray for.This the government is doing and is really trying at that!!. No one wants to stay in isolation camps or alone, some might run away.Therefore security officials should be provided in case of such incidences.
    Each and every one of us need to avoid negative or hurtful comments against the government.We should realise that the Nigerian government is really doing their best in tackling this case.For e.g as of 4th April 2020;
    Italy-13000 deaths
    Spain-3000 and above
    U.S.A- 6000 deaths
    Nigeria-4 deaths.
    For the much they are good at or are trying to do, please let's encourage them.Time spent in typing negative comments can still be used in typing uplifting comments.let's motivate them.Remember "Good words build up"
    Lastly try to obey governemt authorities and stay at home to avoid contact with infected ones.Remember, the essential workers that leave their homes during this deadly period are humans too.They too wish to stay at home and protect themselves too.Let's try to work with them and ease the stress for them.Shall we?
    In conclusion, Take care of yourself, Love yourself and your family.Ebola came and did'nt see you,Coronavirus will definitely not see you.Your life is precious, please STAY ALIVE, please live right.Together we CAN fight and win this battle,Toghether we WILL!!!!
    Thank you for taking time to read my essay.Please like and stay safe.Love you all.
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  • giwa olusola: ROLE OF NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING COVID 19:
    It is no longer a news to an average Nigerian that Covid 19 is now a global pandemic ravaging the whole world. This virus as we were meant to know by WHO, began in Wuhan a city in China in the year 2019, though scientists have opted that actually that the said virus has been in existence prior to the said year. At a time, the Chinese government claimed that it was brought to Wuhan by a US soldier, then Trump being the US president responded back via tweeter calling it a "Chinese Virus" reason being that it all started from China. Later on, it continued spreading to various countries in the world, until Nigeria first recorded her victim on this day 27th of February, 2020. (cf. www.ncdc.gov.ng). However, am not here to start tracing the actual cause and the origin of this virus. Thus, this write-up is geared towards pointing out the roles of Nigerian government and her citizens towards tackling this crisis.

    2.0 ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT

    2.1 STRICT PRECUATIONARY MEASURE
    The government at different levels should ensure that strict measures are taken in terms of social distancing, social and religious gathering, proper hygiene. There should be daily fumigation of strategic areas such as the markets, junctions and around the street waste bin. Staying at home is quite a necessary measure to contain this virus, however, the government should know that all fingers are not equal and as such there are those who depends on daily work in order to feed their family. Such people should be given some stipend to use and feed. Essential materials like 3layer nose mask may be given to those who can't afford it, while encouraging our local producers to embark on designing it rather than depending on foreign countries to bring it for us. This will even go a long way to recycling our economy.

    2.2 TRANSPORTATION
    Recently, the commuters (Bus and Keke drivers) were given directives on the number of passengers to carry. It is a nice initiative. But as it stands, the price is now high due to the limited number of person they were told to carry. I think what the government should have done is to tell commuters to carry lesser people, collect the normal price meant for such trips, while augmenting to them through the state ministry of transport on weekly basis some remuneration.

    2.3 SECURITY
    Adequate security should be put in place to avoid much crime. It is said that an idle man is a devil's workshop ,thus, one should not be surprise in seeing that the rate of crime may increased this period. In order to fight this possible and potential crime, the security agency should be on alert to enforce order in the society.

    2.4 CLOSING OF BORDER
    Actually this was what the federal government should have done before now. Closing of all international airport, seaport, and nearby African land borders. But they waited till the last minute, of course by then, the deadly virus has already been brought into the country. However, States that are yet to record any case can learn from the mistake of the FG by land locking their states, even by air and sea to prevent the spread.

    3.0 ROLE OF THE CITIZENS

    3.1 STOP OVERHAULING OF MARKET PRICE
    It is only in Africa, Nigeria as a case study that most of her citizens do take any slightest situation as an opportunity to make money, forgetting the fact that everything is not about money. I don't understand why a penta of garri that was sold previously at N500 could rise to N2000 (cf Ogbete Market in Enugu State as at 31 March, 2020). Even nose mask that was N50 naira is being sold at N500. Thus, Nigerian citizens should understand that the situation at hand is not geared towards profit orientation by overhauling of market price.

    3.2 CHARITY
    This period is a time to show charity to your neighbour by sharing what you have. Remember, the excesses you have belongs to another person. There may be some individual in the society, at the village level who can help out by bringing out their wealth to help tackle this deadly virus. Let's emulate those that have started this kind gesture. This is a time to make love go viral (MLGV).

    3.3 OBEDIENCE TO THE RULE OF LAW
    It baffles me that some of us are still not complying with the government directives, especially as it regards to what should be done or avoided during this pandemic era. Some still want the use of force before they can comply with the directives given. That's why we see some video clips in the social media where Nigerian soldiers are having issues with her citizens. Thus, the citizens of this country should be obedient to the rule of law.

    4.0 CONCLUSION
    We are in this together. It should not be left for the government alone. we must fight it together. No going back. Thus, all hands must be on desk in order to get rid of this virus. While being steadfast in prayer, that through the onerous task and effort of our medical professionals, we shall one day come out of this.

    Across the continent, leaders in the public, private, and development sectors are already taking decisive action—both to save lives and to protect households, businesses, and national economies from the fallout of the pandemic. But several leaders have told us that they need a clearer picture of the potential economic impact of the crisis. At the same time, many African countries are still in the early stages of organizing their responses into focused, prioritized efforts that make the most of the limited time and resources available.

    To address these needs and help inform the response of leaders across the continent, this paper presents:

    An initial analysis of COVID-19’s economic impact, which finds that Africa’s GDP growth in 2020 could be cut by three to eight percentage points. We find that the pandemic and the oil-price shock are likely to tip Africa into an economic contraction in 2020, in the absence of major fiscal stimulus.
    A framework for near-term action by governments, the private sector, and development institutions to mitigate this impact. These actions are drawn from a global scan of economic interventions already being implemented or considered, plus our recent discussions with public- and private-sector leaders across Africa.
    Our message is clear. Governments, the private sector, and development institutions need to double down on their already proven resolve—and significantly expand existing efforts to safeguard economies and livelihoods across Africa.

    In many countries, there is an opportunity to take bolder, more creative steps to secure supply chains of essential products, contain the health crisis, maintain the stability of financial systems, help businesses survive the crisis, and support households’ economic welfare. They also need to consider an extensive stimulus package to reverse the economic damage of the crisis.
    stay safe.
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  • Chrisbender4life: Topic :
    The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy
    primarily a health crisis and a human tragedy, but it also has far-reaching economic ramifications. In Africa, it is already disrupting millions of people’s livelihoods, with disproportionate impact on poor households and small and informal businesses—and the pace of this disruption is likely to accelerate in the weeks ahead. No country or community is exempt; in oil-exporting countries, COVID-related challenges are compounded by the collapse of the oil price.


    Across the continent, leaders in the public, private, and development sectors are already taking decisive action—both to save lives and to protect households, businesses, and national economies from the fallout of the pandemic. But several leaders have told us that they need a clearer picture of the potential economic impact of the crisis. At the same time, many African countries are still in the early stages of organizing their responses into focused, prioritized efforts that make the most of the limited time and resources available.

    To address these needs and help inform the response of leaders across the continent, this paper presents:

    An initial analysis of COVID-19’s economic impact, which finds that Africa’s GDP growth in 2020 could be cut by three to eight percentage points. We find that the pandemic and the oil-price shock are likely to tip Africa into an economic contraction in 2020, in the absence of major fiscal stimulus.
    A framework for near-term action by governments, the private sector, and development institutions to mitigate this impact. These actions are drawn from a global scan of economic interventions already being implemented or considered, plus our recent discussions with public- and private-sector leaders across Africa.
    Our message is clear. Governments, the private sector, and development institutions need to double down on their already proven resolve—and significantly expand existing efforts to safeguard economies and livelihoods across Africa.

    In many countries, there is an opportunity to take bolder, more creative steps to secure supply chains of essential products, contain the health crisis, maintain the stability of financial systems, help businesses survive the crisis, and support households’ economic welfare. They also need to consider an extensive stimulus package to reverse the economic damage of the crisis.

    Governments, the private sector, and development institutions need to double down on their already proven resolve—and expand existing efforts to safeguard economies and livelihoods across Africa.

    This paper is the first in a series of rapid analyses by McKinsey, intended to provide decision makers with data and tools to strengthen their response to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa. In subsequent papers we will extend our focus beyond the immediate need for resolve to four other imperatives highlighted in our global analysis of how institutions can address the crisis—namely, resilience, return, reimagination, and reform.1
    COVID-19 will greatly reduce Africa’s GDP growth in 2020
    As of March 31, more than 720,000 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide, with nearly 40,000 deaths. The number of cases, and deaths, has been growing exponentially. Compared to other regions, the number of recorded cases in Africa is still relatively small, totaling about 5,300 cases across 47 African countries as of March 31 (Exhibit 1). Even though the rate of transmission in Africa to date appears to be slower than that in Europe, the pandemic could take a heavy toll across the continent if containment measures do not prove effective.

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  • Lamina: Possible Effect of Covid19 Pandemic on the Nigeria Economy.
    Corona virus diseases 2019(covid 19) is described as an infectious diseases that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome covid. It was discovered in China and has spread all over the world. Some common symptoms of covid19 include cold dry cough fever sour throat tiredness etc.
    Covid19 virus has spread to about 196 countries, territories in every continents and international conveyance across the global while there are ongoing effort to control the spread of the infection which is almost entirely driven by inhuman to human transmission . It has accounted for over 400,000 confirmed cases and over 18,000 deaths.
    Covid19 is really affecting Nigeria’s economy, these are my reasons below;
    Firstly, Many things that have been selling at cheaper prices are now cost like gold. For instance, nose cover that is popularly known as facial was sold in price of #300 instead of #50 as we usually buy it before coronavirus came around. This is happening due to the rate at which people are demanding for it just to prevent themselves from covid19.
    However, in order to spread the virus borders have been closed which leads to no importation of goods and services in the country, so the stocked goods are now sold at higher rite. People cannot trade and the only chance they have is to sell those goods out at higher prices.
    Also,impact and implications of different sectors of the economy will vary sectors like tourism, transportation, education etc would have lessen or add no impact on these economy at this period, but the health sector will be highly demanding and this will cause an imbalance in the economy.
    In addition to, the effect of covid19 has resulted In the increase in debt and national budget as a result of this pandemic the budget drafted out for the year will automatically increase so as to take care of those affected and to buy vaccines and equipment. States affected won't be able.
    Moreover, lock down of some state, some States like Lagos Ogun Abuja etc has restricted the people from carrying out the daily activities which has reduce the productivity level of such state.
    In conclusion I sincerely wish there would be a cure to this virus sooner and i send my condolences to those affected out there and those who member of their families are gone due to the implications of covic-19. May their souls Rest In Peace.
    Thank you.
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  • divinefelix11: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.


    Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.


    The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

    The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

    At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
    prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

    Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.

    Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.

    Avoid touching your face.

    Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

    Stay home if you feel unwell.

    Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.

    Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

    The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.

    Common symptoms include:

    fever

    tiredness

    dry cough.

    Other symptoms include:

    shortness of breath

    aches and pains

    sore throat

    and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.

    People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.

    People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.
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  • kesmasuccess: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

    The Government and the citizens of Nigeria are the most prominent actors, that have imperative roles to play in tackling the crisis brought by corona virus (covid-19) in the state. Non of them should be peon. Because five fingers beat the chest.
    Coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19 ) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan , the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Its common symptoms include fever , cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain , diarrhea , sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 5th April 2020, more than 1.2 million cases of have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in over 64,700 deaths. More than 247,000 people have recovered.
    Nigeria confirmed its first case in Lagos State, on 27th February, 2020, an Italian man who works in Nigeria returned from Milan, Italy through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, fell sick on February 26 and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing.
    As at 5th April, 2020. Nigeria recorded 224 confirmed cases, 27 recovered and 5 deaths.
    From the day Nigeria experienced this virus, it has been suffering economically, educationally, socially, financially, religiously etc. where schools, banks, offices, markets, mosques and churches are closed. People are abused with their freedom of movement, prices of commodities increased and so on.
    The Nigerian government as the controller of the state has to play pertinent roles. Firstly the closure of borders is very crucial, to disallow travellers to come in for the protection of the state, when nothing comes in, there would be increase of the virus.
    More so, provision and renovation of maternity centers and making availabile the sophisticated equipments that would be used to take care of those who have been infected. Because if the victims are not taking care of, the virus would be increasing which may kill everybody in the state.
    Another important role of the government in tackling the crisis of covid-19 is provision of excessive foods, water and generating regular electricity for the people. This would be of help for the Nigerians feel comfortable to keep themselves isolated and safe, for the purpose to reduce the widespread of the perilous virus in the state.
    Time to time, government should announce to the public through the media (radio, television, newspaper, magazine and so on) the measurements that need to be taken to shun the spread of the virus, such as hand washing for 20 seconds, covering of mouth with tissue, keeping distance with one another, anyone who notices misfunctioning of the body should quickly go to the nearest hospital for check up and others.
    War against the virus is not only fought by the government, the Nigeria citizens have key roles to play to defeat corona virus. The citizens should strictly adherence to all the measurements given by the government to avoid contacting and spreading of the virus.
    The rich among the people should help the government in providing enabling environment and social amenities that would keep the people safe, because government can't do it all.
    Naval Ravikant says: Doctors won’t make you healthy, nutritionists won’t make you slim, teachers won’t make you smart, Gurus won’t make you calm, mentors won’t make you rich, trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Because he who has health, has hope and who has hope has everything. We need to join hands together to win the war against covid-19. A tree makes no forest.
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  • Faatiha: POSSIBLE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY.

    A developed country is that which has a mature economy and advance technological infrastructures, relative to other less industrialized country. Nigeria is said to be a developing country and not a developed country. The effect of covid-19 on a developed country would be quite different from that of a developing country.
    The preventive means called social distance might not be effective in every states in Nigeria here due to some things the citizens of Nigeria have. For example illiteracy. GOD forbid evil, the big question is How Will Nigeria fight the virus if it eventually goes viral?


    Come to think of the lives of the average Nigerians, as it stands now, don’t you fear that some states might not be able to pay salaries at the end of the month? Well before the issue of this covid-19 pandemic, Nigeria has been suffering from unstable economy.
    Due to the fact that Nigerian government are already spending more than the stated revenue, Presently Nigeria is in big debt. Loan is playing an increasingly very significant role in our public finance and we are already vulnerable. Now that the money being spent on the corona virus issue keeps increasing day by day. I fear the payment of salaries of the Nigerian workers is at stake, which will there by lead to people suffering from how to survive and make ends meet.


    The Nigerian learning sector is one of the biggest things that is at stake now. Due to this virus schools has been locked down till further notice. And with the way this thing is going, we don’t know when exactly we are going to recover from this devastation. Even if the schools are ready to introduce online teaching, we don’t have enough internet facilities, no electricity and not just that. Come to think of the disadvantaged children in the rural areas that don’t even know how to operate electrical devices neither do they have enough facilities, how will they cope. I hope and pray that this issue doesn’t last long because if it does, then the students might face unwanted drawback in their educational system.


    With the way things are going Nigeria might fall in a whole deep recession. This covid-19 would teach the government a big lesson that we need to diversify. Nigeria rely too much on oil.oil that makes up to 70%of our national budget is taking a sharp fall. with the way things are going the economy might be in a serious shock. due to the covid-19 issue adding to the initial problem, we are now earning less than the cost of production of crude oil. The question is how many weeks or months this corona virus impact last.


    The media is not making things right at all, they allow us to believe what they want us to believe. They fake the number of people this covid-19 has affected whilst in reality the amount of people affected is more than the stated number. People need to know the actual truth for them to understand this isn’t a joke, that covid-19 is REAL.


    The truth is one way or the other every blessed Nigerian is affected by this disease. Either in a good way or a bad way. Well it all depends on how the people and the Government understand it. The hospital that aren’t equipped should be well equipped, working on other things that can improve the financial status of the country other than relying on oil and other individual impact(good) this corona virus has brought to us all.
    If the Government aren’t ready to change their ways after the world eventually recovers from this devastation, then it’s left for the citizens to work on their rights. Knowing very well that the Government isn’t and might not be ready to make our country a better country.


    By Faatihat Mohammed Oluwatomiwa.
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  • delblings: Question for #Strive.
    well said, but please get your facts right,
    your fifth point isn't really clear, are you saying taking chloroquine wouldn't kill covid-19 for someone that's well, that's to say it shouldn't be use as a preventive measure, or you're saying it doesn't kill covid-19 at all even for those that are sick? because barely a week ago FDA ( food and drugs administration) approved the use of hydroxychloroquine for emergency treatment of patients with covid-19. what exactly is the fifth point about?
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  • Animashaun: Vision 2020 ( My country's freedom)

    African Accent,
    Our Leaders,
    Our Heritage,
    Birds in cage
    Set free
    Soaring in the sky
    Freedom all we cherish
    We breathe in,
    We breathe out,
    We shout,
    We scream,
    Spread our arms wide like the birds soaring in the sky.
    Hear the whispers inside
    Chanting from long ago
    Losing time in a soft eternal bright.
    Our leaders promised us freedom, heritage,A greater African and better standard of living.
    Vision 2020 they say
    Darkness dwells under_gentle moonlight.
    Our Ancestors spirit arose across every state in pain and tears.
    Vision 2020 we all have been waiting for.
    Here comes Vision 2020
    Pains
    Sorrows
    Hardships
    High death rate
    Loss of properties
    Illnesses
    That's what we got has our Vision we have been waiting for.
    To make the matter worst
    An unannounced and rejected visitor entered without an Invite and yet settled with pride and his head hold high.
    Coronavirus they call it.
    To make this unannounced and deadly visitor's name to sound sweet they call it COVID-19.
    Our agencies searched all nooks and crannies,
    Antivirus not found.
    Self isolation, we are been told,
    High death rate from the East, west, North and South.
    Self protection, we are been told.
    Wash your hands regularly,
    Don't touch your face, mouth and nose
    Get a sanitizer
    Keep distances
    All we are been told to do.
    The rejected visitor didn't spare the Poor nor the Rich.
    Everyone being equal.
    Now we all say vision 2020 is not what we envisioned it to be

    But is that all there is?
    To live by what we see
    Should we neglect our faith?
    And claim that we still trust him?

    Have we forgotten that although weeping may endure for a while
    But joy comes in the morning
    Let's keep the the fire burning
    Vision 2020 is still at large
    Don't panic.


    Animashaun Shukurah Modupeola.
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  • Pelu Fellow: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

    The world is feeling the impact of a pandemic that has plagued the world in the year 2020 known as the coronavirus disease(Covid-19). The virus which originated in Wuhan China had its first reported case in the 31st December 2019. The viruses which are zoonotic, meaning they are normally transferred between animals and people. Many people have been infected by this disease and this has shaken many countries of the world in and has gotten them on their heels. Nigeria had its first reported case on 21st February, 2020. At the moment Nigeria has 232 confirmed cases. 33 recovered and 5 deaths.
    However,this article is a pointer at the roles the Nigerian government and her citizens play in tackling Covid-19.

    ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT

    RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT
    The government should ensure that there is restriction of movement of people and vehicles,the activities of the public transportation sector should be on hold indefinitel. When there is still movement of people from one place to the other this allows proximity between an uninfected and an infected person which may eventually lead to the infection of the other person and this would then lead to further spread of the disease. In case of an emergency or a necessity in a household, there should be a limit to the number of people who would go out to get things for the family.

    ENFORCEMENT OF STRICT PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.
    The government has to put some precautionary measures in place these measures can be by campaigns or sensitization but when not obeyed the use of enforcement should be employed. These include personal hygiene like Washing of hands regularly, not taking handshakes and hugs,not sneezing in the palm but in the elbow,not touching one's face,daily fumigation of bus stops, markets, use of hand sanitizers, use of nose mask outside the home.

    PROVISION OF RELIEF MATERIALS FOR THE POOR AND LESS PRIVILEGED.
    The government should make adequate preparation for the poor and less privileged doing this period, some are those who go to sell meager things at the market but due to the fact that there is restriction of movement the people who be helpless and likely to suffer in this regard.

    CLOSURE OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTER STATE BORDERS.
    The government should ensure a total lockdown of international land borders and sea ports, airports as this would prevent people from coming into the country from highly affected countries.Inter state borders should also be locked down to avoid the movement of infected people from one place to another.

    SECURITY
    Government should beef up security in implementing the laid down rules and to prevent crimes that may arise from this effect because it is most likely that there would be an increase in the and for this to be well curtailed the government must beef up the security.

    THE ROLES OF THE CITIZENS

    BENEVOLENCE
    Now is the time to show kindness and love to the nearest person around us by sharing what we have in surplus. Fingers are not equal they sa, therefore one's neighbor might not be able to stock up like the one would do. Influential citizens can also donate relief materials in this regard.

    COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES.
    Citizens should have it at the back of their minds that orders and directives issued by the government during this is for the benefit of all as this would help to curtail the spread and the total elimination of the pandemic. As law abiding citizens the use of force should not be used at all as we have seen in recent times the results of the use of force by security agents which could even result in loss of lives.

    CONCLUSION.
    There are also curative measures even though a cure for the virus is yet to be discovered, the government should put in place medical facilities that would be accessible for treatment.Condusive Isolation centers should be built, provision of testing kits, medical materials and equipment among others. The war against COVID-19 is a collective effort therefore we should play out part as citizens while the government takes decisive actions to save lives, our global and national economy and restore normalcy to the world at large. STAY SAFE

    OGUNGBE OLUWAPELUMI
    University of Lagos.
    Lagos State.
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  • Samuel: PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION



    Based on the fear and distress of the Coronavirus disease pandemic, many individuals have gone to various length to prevent their selves from being infected. Some of these preventive measures include:
    Salt in water and shaking it in the throat.
    Drinking hot water consistently to clear the throat.
    These method were all found on social media platforms and has mislead a lot of individuals.

    Firstly,
    What is COVID-19?
    COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. 'CO' stand for Corona, 'VI' stands for Virus, and 'D' stands for Disease.
    The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.
    In such case, the Disease comes along with several symptoms which includes; fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
    In most several cases, infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal.

    The popular pandemic can be transmitted thorough direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing).

    According to the hard facts, which are reported by reputable television stations and online news journals, the only preventive measures are:

    1.Washing hands regularly. Why?

    When somebody sneezes without using tissue paper, the droplets land on surfaces like tables and chairs, or float in the air. An innocent person can now come, touch the table, get the droplets onto his/her hands, and then touch his/her face.
    But if the person washes his/her hands regularly, the person gets rid of the droplets with the virus.

    2.Social distancing is another preventive measure because it means that people will not come in contact, hence there is no room for the virus to spread.

    3.Mouth guards are very useful too, but let me give you the fact.
    Using a mouth guard protects people around you, not you. This is because the mouth guard reduces the possibility of your own respiratory droplets travelling far. People around you are thus protected. If you think the mouth guard is protecting you, remember that n-COV, the virus, is so small that it can slip through the spaces between the guard and your nose. A good way of making the mouth guard useful is to encourage people to buy it, so that as you protect me, I protect you.

    4.You can boost your immune system. Some infected people die because their immune system becomes compromised in the face of COVID-19. By eating up healthy foods, vegetables, and fruits, we can better prepare ourselves to fight the virus.

    Let me end by squashing the following false stories about the coronavirus:

    Eating all the lemon and lime in the world will not kill it. And for those that saw that piece of fake news that lemon is alkaline, that is a fat lie. Lemon is acidic because it contains citric acid. It has a pH of about 2
    Taking chloroquine or any other drug will not kill it. However, if you take an overdose, you can kill yourself.

    Thanks for reading.. And always remember to verify information by watching good news channels, not fake ones, and searching up on Google.

    Please make sure you like and share. If you have any question, please comment and ask. I would be glad to answer. Have a nice day.
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  • Roy: @Giwa Olusola,
    why are you lifting my work and pasting here. do you know what is called plagiarism. It is an academic theft and punishable under Nigerian code of criminal act. please, desist from it. you even went and pasted it as a reply post so that it has to come up first before mine . If this is how you want to win the competition, then it's very bad for a student like you. sit down and construct your own essay.

    I hereby call upon the management (myschool) to take necessary action. i have seen my work pasted by different persons.
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  • Lumzee: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
    The covid-19 crisis is as a result of the outbreak of the corona virus in the Wuhan province of China in the late 2019, although the Chinese government claimed that it was brought to China by the U.S military during the military games in China and that it was an attempted propaganda by the U.S government to make China decline from being the runner up to U.S in term of economy, and this corona virus has eventually spread to the world at large leaving everyone in panic and this has caused global unrest and economic downfall. The threat that this corona virus has placed on earth has made every nation to step up in order to protect their citizens, now taking Nigeria as a case study, the following are the roles of the Nigerian government in tackling the COVID19 crisis in Nigeria;
    1) SECURITY: the Nigerian government should ensure that the citizens who have not test positive to the corona virus should be secure by making arrangement for tight security and make sure that everyone stay at home safe in order to minimize the spread of the virus in Nigeria and it is important for the Nigerian government to make sure that the security agencies I.e the Nigerian Police force, The Nigerian Army,etc that are in charge of securing the country do not turn to terrorists terrorizing the people because such has been rampant attitude of many uniform personnel to take advantage of situations like this, so the government should make sure the citizens are safe and secure.
    2) HEALTH POLICY: the corona virus as an issue that has to do with health, so the Nigerian government should make provision for standard check up and treatment for everyone either they have tested positive or negative to the virus because those who have tested positive to it needs proper treatment in order to be free from the virus and then those who have tested negative to the virus need to improve their immune system in order to prevent the virus from attacking them, in this situation Nigerians should not be suffering from medical deficiency or medical mess,because there have been different cases of people travelling out of Nigeria for one treatment or the other but in this case, the problem is global so there is no where to run to and so the government should make our hospitals equipped with the needed materials and medicine.
    3) SOCIAL AND WELFARE RESPONSIBILITY: this refers to the provision of social amenities most especially during this time of restrictions on movement and many activities, the government should be magnanimous enough to provide for the people's needs like constant electricity, feeding because if there is no proper provision for the people's feeding, it will be an expected surprise that the crime rate in the country will increase rapidly and the electricity is meant to keep the people connected to the world either through social media or news.
    All the points above are the things the nigerian government should look into, now after considering the roles of the government, the people also have some vital roles to play during this covid-19 crisis and they are listed below:
    1) OBEDIENCE: one of the major problem with nigerians is the inability to adhere to instructions,so in order to assist the government in tackling the the covid-19 crisis, eveeyone should endeavour to obey the general instruction which is to stay home, and anyone who have tested positive to this virus should please isolate themselves and go for proper care as instructed by the federal ministry of health.
    2) SAY NO TO PROFITEERING: this is pointing fingers at those who are into trading, they should not take an unnecessary advantage of the situation ground by over billing or inflating the price of commodities but they should trade with the aim of making life better and easier for people.
    3) SHOW LOVE: together we can make life better for each other, citizens should show love to others by sharing and caring for the less privileged and needy because doing this will reduce crime rate in the society and the country at large.
    In conclusion, the on going crisis now should serve as a teacher to everyone starting the people at the helms of affair should take care of country and stop relying on flying out for treatment, and this will teach the nigerian government to be pro active in every situation and circumstances, and as for we the citizens we should do the right thing as expected and pls adhere to instructions.
    God bless Nigeria.
    #stay home
    #stay safe
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  • Princess Isabel: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19;FACTS AND FICTIONS

    Sars-COV-2 which causes covid-19,a pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan,is a biological virus which affects the respiratory system that spreads primarily through droplets generated when someone infected coughs, sneeze or have a running nose says world health organization (WHO), it's symptoms are dry coughs,difficulty in breathing and fever,the virus was first reported to world health organization (WHO) country office in China on 31 december 2019 and was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, and have been causing more than hundreds of thousand death rates across the globe.

    There is suddenly so much information circulating about the novel Corona virus that it can be hard to differ which is facts or fictions.For example,alot of people have come up with fictional treatments and beliefs like the virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites,and prevented with sleeping under the sun,using hand dryers, rinsing one's nose with saline, taking antibiotics, chloroquine, 90 tablets of vitamin c per day,chewing garlic,onions,ginger,gargling salt,hot lemon,vinegar, drinking water every 20 seconds and covering one's body in sanitizers some even go as far as saying shaving of beards, drinking bleach, smoking marijuana and ** can cure Corona virus, others says it can only affect old people,the sick and those with asthma or other health related issues,rumours were heard that it affects only those in cold geographical areas,and clothes should be dried under the sun,some fake reports stated that people should drink at least 3 bottles of alcohol, avoid cold food,drinks and everyone should bath with bleach. Funny enough,all of this myths have no evidence and scientific prove of being a cure or preventives to Corona virus.

    Corona virus have no cure yet, researchers are doing their best to create a vaccine as fast as possible, which was said to take six to twelve months, However the virus can be prevented by frequently washing one's hands with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds, or cleaning hands with an alcohol based rub, cleaning surfaces with disinfectant, keeping your environment clean, ensuring that people around you and yourself follow good respiratory hygeine by covering hands with tissue or bent elbow while coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, which is the main entry for the virus into the body, practicing social distancing with a space of two meters or more, avoiding handshakes,and visiting the sicks, obeying the self isolation law by staying indoors and reporting any suspected cases of the virus to the given and valid official health line.

    In conclusion, everyone should practice good personal hygeine, stay safe by totally ignoring fake news and strictly adhered to preventive measures and instructions from only accredited health organization and lastly Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.




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  • Oseni: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

    It is now known that the global world have been waging war against the pandemic virus known as the COVID-19,which as left most Countries of the world defeated while the others are still striving to win despite the posing threat it might have caused leading to the global economy to slow or fall into recession, exacerbating extreme poverty and hunger.
    A spokeperson once said "If men were angels then no government would be neccessary".The need for government arises as a result of people lnhabiting,interacting and working together in a definite area which may constitute to conflict as a result of different kinds living together thereby the need to maitain peace and security is in the hands of the government,Government and Agencies are embedded with measures aim at curtailling the COVID-19 including
    ⚫Provision of Medical facilities with modernised equipment,for the emergence of the called virus is neccessary.Do we have enough or are they efficiently equipped? are the questions that we should be asked inorder to curb the virus from dominating the world,Hand sanitizers,nosecovers,hand gloves should be subsidize at lower rate and also produce at large in order to combat the virus.
    In a country where the middle class and the lower class are conveniently able to get them at affordable prices are in a better chance to eradicate the virus than the others
    ⚫Creating Awareness and informing the masses of the safety measures intended to curb the virus,The government create awareness in the sense that information regarding the present state of the country is made known to the masses and also are advises them on regular handwashing,hand sanitizing,also cleaning of surfaces the virus may have contacted with,informing them of them of the risk that comes with touching public utilities,in addition maintaining social distancing.
    ⚫Placing ban on importation of goods especially from countries where the virus emanate from and also the closing down of the route that may leads to the areas infected,policy should be made to ensure no entry or exit from the state, measures are to be taken to ensure adherence to the law and violaters should be sanctioned
    ⚫Provision of Food to the masses,Energy is the ability to work effectively also energy is the ability to combat the virus,How well are we fighting the virus itself when the masses are hungry especially during the lockdown,the means of providing the citizens a door-to-door services supplementing food stuffs and other basic needs during the period is saddled with the goverment
    ⚫Providing maximum security,maximum security are observed in the process of the lock down ensuring strict adherence to the rules laid down and also to ensure that the citizens life's and properties are safeguarded at all times,a maximum security will not just help to safe guard but also to eliminate the chances of the widespread of COVID-19 by ensuring and baning social activities.
    No man is good enough to govern another man without others consent,this gives room for the citizens participation as well.For a country to wage war,to triumph in tackling the COVID-19 crisis also comes along with the citizens enshrouded with the responsibilities such as,regular handwashing,handsanitising,social distancing,taking safety measures when handling public utillities
    You only live once but if you do it right,once is enough.HELP SAVE THE WORLD !
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  • Dcsneh: My name is Yusuf Emmanuel here's just my short Essay *role of Nigerian government and citizens in tackling the COVID_19 crisis* , I think the first step as citizens and as Governments in tackling the Civid_19 crisis is tackling FEAR first and there we can proceed... Here are my views in tackling the Covid_19 crisis stated below ...

    *How can we reduce the fear and tackle the Covid_19 case as citizens*....

    * Praying with others who you feel are being left out ..
    * Cheering as much people up ...
    * Helping the less privileged with money or food....
    * Giving any individual a word of advise if you can ....
    * And we has citizens, we ensure we strictly abide by the rules and regulations given to us by the government...
    *How governments can tackle the Covid_19 crisis*...

    * By helping in rules and regulations and strictly abiding by it ....
    * Giving out money, foodstuff and groceries as much so as to keep the scared people happy a bit in the community ...
    * Engaging the citizens in meaningful Empowerment program such as, sanitation programme so as to keep the citizens and remind them on how to keep theirselves save from the virus ....

    This here is my little view on what I think it's best for the government and us as citizens to help in tackling the Covid_19 crisis...
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  • Precious: Preventive measures against COVID 19 : facts and fiction.
    It is no news that the corona virus, often referred to as COVID 19 is now the world's major problem. Thousands of people get infected everyday as people die in their hundreds. A lot of attention have been diverted to reduce the number of daily reported cases. The world health organization has reported that the united States of America has the largest death and infected cases. America used to be the world most reliable health facilitator with a balanced technological equipment but is now gradually moving down the trend and is also a course for alarm to developing countries like Nigeria. The truth remains that a lot of people in Nigeria will remain uninfected if and only if certain measures are taken to combat this pandemic.
    Actually, this virus has similar symptoms with a lot of disease among us. Firstly, it starts with an itchy throat resulting to sore throat which gradually moves to cough and then to whizzing. The patient will also have high fever. The intensity of the cough continues to increase as well as the fever. At this stage, coming in contact with body fluids of the patient such as saliva or sweat or being close to the person while coughing can also send you to the same condition. That is why the National center for disease control (NCDC) has pleaded with everyone to report suspected cases of the virus for quarantining. The incubation period for the virus is 14 days.
    As mentioned earlier, a lot of people in Nigeria and the world at large will remain uninfected if the following preventive measures are observed.
    Firstly, everyone should embrace the culture of hand washing under a running water with soap for at least 20 seconds. In a situation where there is no running water available, a hand sanitizer should be as used. It must be noted that sanitizers are the hands only and not for any other part of the body.
    Simultaneously, we must avoid touching our eyes, nose and face with our hands.
    Also,we must learn to cover our mouth while coughing or sneezing with a disposable tissue paper or with the flex elbow.
    Concurrently, we must eat healthy food with great supply of vitamin C in our daily diet. We must feed on alkaline and healthy food because as you know, no disease can survive in an alkaline environment. Fruits such as avocado pear, orange, pineapple, tangerine and many more should be included in our due diet.
    Conclusively, we must keep our environment clean. If all preventive measures are adhered to and the environment is kept clean, we can be assured of a better and safer life. Always remember to stay safe.
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  • Chris: The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy.


    It is no longer a news about the current pandemic outbreak nicknamed “COVID-19” which actually in quote known as “Corona Virus Disease 2019”. Before we talk about this pandemic and it’s Effects on the Nigerian Economy, let’s have a brief understanding about this pandemic outbreak
    The COVID-19 pandemic officially known as “Corona Virus Disease 2019” was originated in Wuham, China. In December 2019. Based on the initial laboratory research by the world health researchers and scientists, the COVID-19 was described as an infectious disease that is caused by Severe Acute Respiration Syndrome Coronavirus 2 ( SARS COVID-2 originated in 2003)
    The COVID-19 outbreak has since spread to about 201 countries and territories in every continent and one international conveyance across the globe. While there are ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of infection which is almost entirely driven by human-to-human transmission, it has accounted for over 1,278,523 confirmed cases and 69,757 death globally, where Nigeria has recorded hers to be 227 confirmed cases and 5 death.
    As a result of this, a lot of activities has been suspended. Firms, industries, markets etc. Has been locked down across the globe because of this pandemic outbreak. Oil being the 40% of Nigerian economic growth has tremendously crashed due to the current pandemic outbreak. The slowdown in the global economy and lockdown in some countries, such as Italy, Spain and most Eurozone economies and beyond, as a result, COVID-19 has also taken its toll on the global demand for oil. The decline in oil demand is estimated to surpass the loss of nearly 1 million barrels per day during the 2007-08 recession. This is also coming at a time when two key players in the global oil industry – Russia and the OPEC cartel – are at loggerheads on the decision to cut output.
    The virus is also taking its toll on health facilities and infrastructures in Nigeria. The virus has pushed the country’s National Health Service to a breaking point, emphasizing the test that other countries, especially developing and low-income countries “Nigeria” in quote, might face in their approach to contain the virus spread. Most hospitals and health facilities that could not handle the hazards are resulting to operating below their capacity by taking a few regular health-related cases or shutting down. Which has drastically brought down Nigerian economy to zero.
    The decision to close educational institutions and schools in Nigeria in an attempt to contain the pandemic has also led to a soaring number of children, youth and adults not attending schools. The impact of school closures in the 36 states including the federal capital territory Abuja that have implemented the decisions across the stated has increased the students’ population. These educational disruptions are being escalated particularly for the most vulnerable members of society, who would instead of going out trying to fix the current economic crises rather stay at home to take care of their kids leading to more collapse in Nigerian Economy.
    As a result of this, some private firms who couldn’t continue paying her employees were forced to sac and rusticate her workers which gives rise to unemployment rate in Nigeria. The last unemployment report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ranks Nigeria 21st among 181 countries with an unemployment rate of about 23.1%. The country has also been rated as the poverty capital of the world with an estimated 87 million people living on less than $2 a day threshold. With this estimation i wonder what would be the face of nigeria in future.
    Economic and growth recovery program which has the aim of increasing social inclusion by creating jobs and providing support for the poorest and most vulnerable members of society through investments in social programs and providing social amenities will no doubt suffers some setbacks. Besides, the downward review of the budget and contractions in public spending could be devastating on poverty.
    In conclusion, the Nigerian government essentially must lead economic diversification drive. It is one practicable way to saddle through the current economic uncertainties and instabilities. What the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic should further offer the Nigerian economic managers and policymakers, is that the one-tracked, monolithic reliance on oil is failing. Diversification priorities to alternative sectors such as agriculture, solid minerals, manufacturing and services sectors, should be further intensified.
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  • bethel: The World Health Organization has launched a campaign to address some of the common myths surrounding the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness COVID-19.
    Because sometimes, there is such a thing as a wrong answer, especially when it relates to people’s health.

    It has been nearly three months since COVID-19 was brought to the attention of WHO, and the rates of infection continue to rise.

    As the world waits for answers, WHO felt it necessary to address some of the misinformation being shared regarding the virus, to protect the public from infection and further harm associated with this thinking.

    Starting with the fact that people of all ages can be infected by COVID-19, not just aging adults.

    Reports show that older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus, but WHO advises people of all ages to protect their health.

    The virus can also spread in all environments, not just those with hot and humid weather, said WHO, and does not die in the cold.



    COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through droplets generated when someone infected coughs, sneezes or has a runny nose, said WHO. It cannot be transmitted through mosquitos or mosquito bites.

    There is, at this time, no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19, just symptoms of the virus. Some more specific treatments are currently under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials, said WHO, but when this will be was not disclosed.

    Vaccines against pneumonia and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) do not provide protection against COVID-19. The virus is new and different, and therefore would need an equally new and different vaccine to fight against it, which WHO said researchers are in the process of trying to develop.

    Vaccines for pneumonia and Hib should only be used to combat the respiratory illness for whichg they were designed.

    Antibiotics are also not a viable option for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19, as they were designed to combat bacteria, not viruses. However, WHO said individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 may receive antibiotics since bacterial co-infection is possible.

    Those looking to the kitchen for home remedies should also note there is no evidence to suggest eating garlic can protect people from COVID-19. It is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties to fight microorganisms like viruses, bacterial and fungi, said WHO, but it is not a proven method of prevention.

    To prevent infection, WHO recommends frequently cleaning one’s hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or to wash them with soap and water, which will eliminate viruses that may be on one’s hands and ultimately avoid infection that could occur when they then touch their eyes, mouth or nose.


    This does not, however, mean that taking a hot bath will make someone less susceptible to COVID-19.

    A human’s normal body temperature remains around 36.5 C to 37 C, regardless if they are in the bath or shower, said WHO. Taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you.

    After cleaning your hands, the WHO recommends drying them thoroughly using a paper towel or warm air dryer to avoid re-contamination. While an important step in the hand washing process, WHO said there is no evidence to suggest that hand dryers and ultraviolet lamps kill the virus itself.

    In fact, the use of ultraviolet light to sterilize hands or other areas of skin can be dangerous and cause skin irritation at the least, said WHO.

    Further on the topic of cleanliness, WHO said although the virus can be contracted by touching one’s nose, there is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline can protect someone from infection.

    There is limited evidence that regularly rinsing one’s nose with saline can help people recover from a common cold, said WHO, but none when it comes to preventing respiratory infections.

    Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over one’s body will also not kill the virus, said WHO. Alcohol and chlorine-derived products have proven to be an effective surface disinfectant, but can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes such as one’s eyes or mouth.

    A variety of methods are being utilized by health professionals to detect symptoms of COVID-19 but most, like the thermal sensor, have their limitations. Thermal scanners are used to identify individuals who have a higher than normal body temperature as a result of infection, said WHO, but it can take between two and 10 days for an infected individual to develop a fever.

    Containment of COVID-19 at this time rests in the hands of people and their decision to practice social distancing, report symptoms and self-isolate when deemed necessary.
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  • J£t St0n£: The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy:



    the corona virus {covid19} can lead to the lockdown of the country and most of its valuable activities because of the infectious disease that
    occurs over a wide geographical area”
    that affects a significant proportion of
    the country’s population, and its deadly rate to human. on MARCH 11, this was declared pandemic by the World Health Organization {WHO} as it has no cure, antidote or vaccine These can affect the nigerian Economy, as there won't be any Economic growth in the state due to the shutting down of the country and most of it's valuable activities, such as industries/companies and market places and schools, for that's one way of economy growth in a state for the account of the revenue they pay and the goods they produced and manufactured.
    they provide jobs to the employee's. As jobs are no more these lead to increase in lawless in the state.


    Education; as there are no schools, the country will be so poor in knowledge, as knowledge is the principle of life & the country will find it difficult to tackle economy problems & the level of illiteracy will increased.
    schools in the other hand create jobs to the unemployed , and brings about discipline in the society.
    shutting down activities include closing of all the borders such as land, sea and air. As foreign goods won't be able to get in to the country, people will find it difficult to live with what they have and what the country producess.

    Health; is one of the best weapon that brings about economy growth in the country: when there is pandemic in the state, the health level in the economic will be critical, which brings ruin to the economy growth and the state will find it difficult to tackle other economic problems. And the economic will not grow due to the present condition.
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  • manifestor27: Preventive Measures Against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction.

    There is no known treatment or cure for COVID-19, but some people are hitting their pantry to create their own false remedies.
    Since January, we’ve fact-checked more than 100 claims about the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of which are inaccurate or misleading. From taking large amounts of vitamin C to drinking silver solution, some of the most widespread misinformation has been about how to fend off new infections — and it ignores guidance from public health officials.

    THE FACT
    The best ways to avoid the novel coronavirus remain to wash your hands with soap and water, avoid touching your face, disinfect surfaces in your home daily, and avoid people who are sick. And according to the Mayo Clinic, COVID-19 patients with mild cases can alleviate symptoms with cough medicine, pain and fever relievers, rest and fluids.
    In the absence of a known cure, online misinformation has flourished.

    THE FICTIONS

    1. Breathe in steam from water boiled with orange peels and cayenne pepper
    Clearing out your sinuses will definitely not make you less likely to catch COVID-19 — or cure you if you are sick. And there’s no evidence that orange peels or cayenne contain any healing properties, either.

    2. Drink water to kill the virus
    While health experts recommend drinking water regularly to stay healthy, there is no evidence that sipping some every 15 or 20 minutes can help prevent coronavirus infection. The primary way the virus spreads is through close contact with infected people and respiratory droplets.

    3. Go outside and lie in the sun
    There’s evidence that human coronaviruses don’t like heat, and high-intensity UV light can kill viruses, but that doesn’t mean sun exposure kills the coronavirus. Neither the WHO nor the CDC has said it’s effective against the virus.

    4. Drink hot water with lemon slices
    While health officials recommend eating plenty of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy, there is no evidence that drinking hot lemon juice kills COVID-19. A similar version of the hoax has been shared in India and Italy.

    5. Take chloroquine fish-tank cleaner
    Fish-tank cleaners containing chloroquine cannot be substituted for prescription drugs used to treat malaria. The FDA says you should not take chloroquine unless it has been prescribed by a doctor and obtained from a legitimate source.

    6. Drink silver solution
    There are no pills or remedies that cure any strain of human coronavirus including COVID-19. In fact, "silver solution" and colloidal silver can hurt you, and not just your wallet. The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning statements to companies promoting the products.

    7.Hang up clothes in the sun
    While air-drying your clothes may save you some money on your electricity bill, there is no evidence it will kill the coronavirus. Experts told us natural sunlight doesn’t provide the UV intensity needed to kill the virus, and the WHO says it can be transmitted in all climates.

    8. Avoid consuming cold foods and drinks
    This claim is baseless. Just as there’s no scientific proof that hot things prevent COVID-19, there’s no proof that cold things make you more susceptible. UNICEF and the WHO have debunked the claim on their websites.

    9. Shave your beard
    A 2017 CDC infographic shows how facial hair could interfere with respirator masks. The graphic is unrelated to coronavirus protection, and the CDC has not recommended that people shave their beards to ward off the virus.

    10. Smoking marijuana
    It isn’t true, bud. Even though marijuana is used sometimes to treat chronic pain, it’s likely to give users "short-term problems with attention, memory, and learning," the CDC says, and it can be harmful for developing brains. So, maybe not helpful for the coronavirus.

    11. Using **
    If there were a cure for the novel coronavirus, we wouldn’t count on it being a stimulant like **. ** is a highly addictive drug that can lead to long-term respiratory problems and movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.

    12. Drinking bleach
    This type of "cure" is dangerous and should not be taken seriously. The FDA has released multiple warnings about the "dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects" of the solution, such as vomiting and liver failure. Officials urge people not to drink it.

    13. Wearing a medical mask with the white side out
    While some social media posts say the white side of the mask contains a filter, it’s actually for moisture absorption from your mouth and nose. Take it from global health agencies and medical mask producers: wear the colored side of the mask on the outside.

    14. Chloroquine as a surefire treatment
    A French study of 20 COVID-19 patients indicates the drug, which is prescribed to prevent or treat malaria, might help treat the coronavirus. But it is no "100% cure." U.S. health officials stress the evidence from a small French study is only anecdotal and that much more study is needed.

    15. Avoiding hand sanitizer
    Although it is not effective against all viruses, hand sanitizers with high alcohol content have proven effective against human coronaviruses. While soap and water is preferred, officials recommend the use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill the coronavirus.

    16. Avoiding hair extensions
    China is a major source of hair extensions, and the industry has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. But the FDA has found no evidence that the virus is spreading via imports.

    17. Melanin
    Melanin is a natural pigment that gives color to skin and eyes. It does not make you any less susceptible to coronavirus.
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    TOPIC: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION

    1.0. INTRODUCTION

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. COVID-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. When a person who has the virus coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on surrounding surfaces. A person may get infected by the virus if such person touches those surfaces or objects and then touches the mouth, nose or eyes.
    Statistics from the WHO reveal that there are currently over 1.2 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection across the globe. Furthermore, more than 69,000 persons have died from this virus across the world. Affecting more than 200 countries of the world, indeed the COVID-19 is aptly described as a deadly pandemic- a global threat, with its effect said to be worse than that of the second world war.

    Unfortunately, as the COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, medical scientists have not been able to develop a single vaccine or combination of vaccines that can cure this deadly virus. Invariably, as searches and researches culminate for the invention of a curative mechanism for this novel disease, our only chance at curbing the spread of this virus is to have recourse to preventive mechanisms.


    In the light of the afore stated, this writer seeks to discuss the preventive measures for tackling the spread of the COVID-19. In this regard, this writer separates the facts and the fiction, the true from the untrue.

    2.0. PREVENTIVE MEASURES: FICTION

    As the fear of the COVID-19 and the reality of its devastation continue to sink deeper into the minds of persons throughout the world, various theories, explanations and preventive measures have been adduced by sources who; know nothing about medical science; are blatantly ignorant; are mischievous and unscrupulous, or merely deluded. These fictions are far from the truth and could cause more harm than they could prevent. Some of these fictions are:
    a. Hand Sanitizers Cannot Kill Viruses: The media has gone agog with news from some quarters admonishing people not to engage in the use of sanitizers. They claim that the use of sanitizers is futile because sanitizers kill bacteria and not viruses. However, this is mere fiction. The WHO has debunked this claim and recommends the regular use of hand sanitizers (especially alcohol-based sanitizers) to kill the virus.

    b. Exposure to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees prevents COVID-19:
    The WHO has stated emphatically that this is wrong. One can catch the virus no matter how hot or sunny the weather is. In fact, countries like Algeria and Libya with hot weathers have reported cases of the COVID-19.


    c. Drinking alcohol prevents COVID-19: The WHO has warned against frequent and excessive consumption of alcohol as it does not prevent the virus and can rather lead to serious health problems.

    d. Taking a hot bath prevents COVID-19: This is mere fiction and far from the truth. Taking a hot bath will not prevent one from catching COVID-19. The normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of one’s bath or shower. In fact, the WHO warns that; taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can lead to skin burns.

    e. Eating Garlic or drinking of Lemon and Lime helps to prevent COVID-19: According to the WHO, Garlic is a healthy food that may have some anti-microbial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating Garlic or drinking Lemon has protected people from the new corona virus.

    PREVENTIVE MEASURES: FACTS

    The basic protective and preventive measures against the COVID-19 as posited by the WHO are;
    a. Regular cleaning of the hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or alternatively rubbing of the hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. This kills viruses that may be on the hands.

    b. Maintain Social Distancing:
    One should maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This is because when someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If one is too close, one can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.


    c. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth:
    This is because our hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter the body and can sickness.

    d. Practise respiratory hygiene:
    One must ensure that one and the people around one, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering the mouth and nose with one’s bent elbow or tissue when one coughs or sneezes. Then disposing of the used tissue immediately. This is because droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene we protect the people around us from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

    e. If one has fever, cough and difficulty breathing, one should seek medical care early. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct one to the right health facility. This will also protect and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

    CONCLUSION

    This writer recommends that only information from the WHO, Ministry of Health, Nigerian Center for Disease Control(NCDC) and recognized health and medical professionals should be taken seriously with regards to the COVID-19. Information from any other sources should first be confirmed with the afore-mentioned sources before being applied and transmitted to others.
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  • Sacchie: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19:FACTS AND FICTION

    Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) is an infectious zoonotic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS) and some types of common cold. The official name of COVID-19 is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2). The first human cases were identified in Wuhan city,china in December 2019. It is suspected to have originated from the city's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where most of the infectef worked or had visited. Currently,there is no specific vaccine or cure but there are ways through which we can protect ourselves such as:
    *washing our hands with soap under running water every now and then;
    *applying alcohol based rubs or sanitizers to our hands frequently and scrubbing them thoroughly;
    *avoid eating raw meats and vegetables;
    *thorough washing of fruits and eggs before consumption;
    *eating properly cooked food;
    *refrain from smoking to prevent damage and weakening of the lungs;
    *refrain from drinking to avoid damage to the liver;
    *stay at home if you feel unwell and contact your doctor;
    *consume a lot of fruits especially the ones that contain vitamin c in order to build our immune system;
    *avoid hugs,handshakes and any other form of contact between people;
    *avoid touching your nose,eyes and mouths;
    *sneeze into a tissue or a disposable napkin and cough into a flexed elbow;
    * refrain from touching surfaces
    *and finally keep a 1 metre(3 feet) distance between you and anyone else(be it an infected or noninfected).
    The disease is transmitted via droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes,or through droplets of saliva or discharge from nose. It cannot be transmitted through air because droplets containing thr virus are heavy and therefore do not travel far. Hence the 1 metre rule.The virus is also transmitted through direct contact with surfaces contaminated with the virus.Simple disinfectants can kill the virus. The virus appears to be stable at low and freezing temperatures. Food hygiene and good food safety practices can prevent transmission through food.
    Symptoms of the disease include fever,tiredness,dry cough,nasal congestion,runny nose,sore throat and shortness of breath. In severe cases,infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely,the disease can be fatal.
    There are lots of fictions concerning the pandemic such as:
    *consumption of chloroquine:Chloroquine is a drug prescribed for malaria patients not COVID-19 patients;
    *intake of alcohol: Frequent intake of alcohol can result to addiction and damage to the liver thereby reducing ones immunity to the disease;
    *the use of intraviolet rays: Exposure to radioactive waves without proper equipments can result to mutation and damage of our body cells. It doesnt prevent COVID-19 in any way ratjer it destroys the body;
    *consumption of antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to cure bacterias not viruses.
    In general,i would advice that we desist from self medication for self medication kills faster than the disease itself.
    The second step to curbing the spread of the disease apart from personal hygiene is social distancing. Social distancing is limiting contact with people outside of your household.Due to the lockdown imposed,there are no available sources of income for the daily feed of the less priviledged.In order to survive they risk contracting the disease by leaving their homes to sell goods,get money and buy their necessary needs. Governments have a role to play in softening the economic impact of coronavirus. From spending on healthcare to business continuity plans,there are various options available. They should provide timely, targeted and temporary cash flow relief to the people and to the firms that are most affected until the emergency abates. Foodstuffs and personal protective equipments such as disinfectants, alcohol based rubs, nose and face masks should also be distributed.
    Most citizens are not well informed on how to care for themselves during this difficult times. This is where the Awareness campaign comes in. Radios should be distributed to people in the rural areas. People should be well ineducated through banners, radio,television and every other form of media.
    With this present conditon God is needed more than ever. We should endeavour to pray for ourselves, our families,our countries and the entire world in general. We rise by uplifting others.
    Thanks for being patient enough to read it all you wont regret it. Dont forget to like it please.
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  • Reflector: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING
    THE COVID-19 CRISIS.


    So much has happened since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, labelled by scientist COVID-19 because of the year of its discovery in China five to six months ago. We have all watched in absolute horror as the disease spread like wild fire across the world. Not even the remotest outposts have been left unscathed by this rampaging pandemic. With about 1.22 million Coronavirus cases globally and over 66,000 untimely deaths caused by the disease, it has left the living subsisting in morbid fear, suspicious of any and everyone around them, stretched the best healthcare systems to breaking point, led to millions of job losses, catapulted billions into the poverty bracket, and pummelled the world into a recession. The Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis like no other in recorded history.

    ** FUNDING FOR COVID-19
    First, the federal and state government must as a matter of urgency restructure their 2020 budgets by diverting funding meant for capital expenditure to the healthcare sector. All tiers of government will need to stop acting like this is a walk in the park and temporarily abandon infrastructure projects. They must all focus completely on the health and well-being of Nigerians immediately. The federal government could also consider borrowing from the domestic sector if only the Central Bank of Nigeria can relax its rules barring individuals and companies from participating at its weekly OMO Auctions. Financial resources must be deployed like it’s a matter of life and death to hospitals, clinics and makeshift isolation centres springing up across the country.
    More resources are also required for test laboratories in every state of the federation (possibly one in each senatorial zone), ventilators, healthcare workers, ad hoc personnel, protective suits, gloves and masks, among other medical supplies.

    ** PREPARING HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
    It is apparent that Nigerian hospitals and clinics, as well as the personnel that work in them are unprepared for the Coronavirus from a professional and ethical point of view. The federal and state Ministries of Health must compel all hospitals and clinics operating in the 36 states and Abuja, including clinics in the 774 local government areas in the country, to isolate or cordon off sections of their clinics and hospitals to accommodate and cater to patients who walk in exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms so that they can be treated and tested.

    ** SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LOCK DOWNS

    Since the onset of COVID-19, social distancing and lock downs, as recommended by health authorities and scientists the world over, have been the hardest to achieve. It is a battle all countries are contending with and struggling to implement. I watched the daily briefing on the Corona pandemic given by Mr. Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the State of New York last week, where he lamented that social distancing was proving to be a tall order in the Boroughs of Queens, The Bronx and Brooklyn in New York city. According to him, all three boroughs had thousands and possibly millions of families living in one-room or two-room dwellings, rendering social distancing impossible, Keep a safe distance by Avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

    ** OPTIMIZING SCARCE RESOURCES
    Another area worth looking into is the need for all tiers of government and the health authorities to stem the waste of limited resources at their disposal needed to confront the Coronavirus. While not wishing the virus on anyone, it is disheartening to see top government functionaries and politicians such as the Central Bank of Nigeria governor Godwin Emefiele, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his family, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro announcing that they have tested negative for COVID-19.
    If these scare and precious testing kits are being wasted on otherwise healthy-looking government functionaries and the rich, what will be left for ordinary Nigerians that need to be tested? As I write this, so many people trying to reach the COVID-19 helplines are not getting the attention that they need. If anyone in government feels that he/she may have come in contact with an infected person, the same NCDC protocol of self-quarantining for 14 days that applies to other Nigerians should also apply to them, period! During the period of self-quarantine, they can continue to work from home and run their offices. It is only when they start to show symptoms for COVID-19 that they should submit themselves for testing. Otherwise, the testing kits should be preserved for others that need them the most.

    ** CONCLUSION
    Protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you÷
    * Do Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
    * Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
    * Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
    * Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
    Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    ANTHONY REFLECTOR
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  • Joshua Okechukwu: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
    It is no news that there is a new Coronavirus disease that is ravaging the world today. The Corona Virus Disease 2019(COVID-19) as named by the World Health Organisation(WHO) on February 17, 2020 is a contagious and acute disease which was first discovered in Wuhan, China and made known to the WHO on 31st December 2019.The WHO had on January 30 and March 11, declared Coronavirus disease a global health emergency and a global pandemic respectively as a result of the alarming death tolls caused by the viral disease globally.
    Following the discovery of the the novel COVID-19 in Nigeria on 27th february when an Italian citizen tested positive for the disease in Lagos and on March 9 in Ewekoro Ogun State, where the first confirmed case involving a Nigerian was announced, the number has continued to to rise unexpectedly daily from one to more than two hundred and thirty confirmed cases, five deaths and over thirty-five patients discharged while more subsequent data are yet to be ascertained. The increasing number of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 which has spiked to about one million and over seventy thousands deaths across the globe has continued to pose a great challenge to the whole world at large.
    Nigeria as one of the developing countries of the world and the most populous country in Africa with over two hundred million citizens are still battling with the novel COVID-19, as a potent vaccine that will bring a lasting solution to the deadly pandemic is yet to be discovered.
    The Nigeria Government undoutably has immense roles to play to avoid experiencing the likes of Spain, Italy and the U. S. A where the number of confirmed cases is more than a hundred and thirty thousand and three hundred thousand respectively, with scores of deaths recorded on daily basis. The roles of the Nigerian Government are exapatiated below.
    The Nigerian Government should run intensive campaigns and programmes through the media and other social media platforms targeted at sensitising the public on the causes, symptoms and preventive measures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some well-trained medical personnels should also be deployed to every places including the grass roots to ensure that adequate sensitization and awareness regarding the COVID-19 pandemic reaches every nooks and crannies, as it is said that prevention is better than cure.
    In addition, the Government should also raise adequate fund to build well-equipped hospitals, isolation centres, science laboratories where researchs are made as regards the Coronavirus and other diseases-causing organisms, and also purchase sufficient medical supplies including face masks, hand glooves, drugs, test kits to mention but a few, to help medical professionals attend to patients and tackle the pandemic with ease. Considering the Chinese Governmen, China built two massive hospitals with a total of two thousand, six hundred bed capacities within two weeks. The U.S. President Donald Trump also signed a $2trillion measure to tackle COVID-19 and it devastating effects in America and her citizens. The Nigerian Government should also do everything humanly possible to cushion the the effects of the novel COVID-19 on the citizens.
    However, lock down, a very important strategy adopted by China where the pandemic first surfaced and some other countries like France, India, UK et cetra that have experienced the scourge is not left out as it has been proved to be an imperative measure that reduces the number of persons that contract the deadly viral disease because the rate of body-to-body contacts are correspondingly and drastically reduced.
    Amidst this lock down, the Government should ensure adequate provision of relief and palliative materials as they are considered very helpful to the less privileged and citizens who were not born with a silver spoon to avoid falling from frying pan to fire. Such relief materials such as food stuffs and financial supports will go a long way in sustaining the citizens who would nearly die of hunger and difficulties due to lack of access to their means of livelihood in case the lock down persists.
    To wrap it all, an agency that will monitor the spread of the disease and provide emergency services to the public when needed should be established. This agency will ensure that the public strictly adhere to the orders issued by the Government as regards the the COVID-19 pandemic and the preventive measures adopted in curtailing this deadly disease and
    By the same token, citizens as well have very important roles to play in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The roles of the citizens are simple and unstressful. To reduce the risk of spread of Coronavirus, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures.
    (I) Wash your hands regularly with soap and water under running tap.
    (II) Cover your mouth and nose properly with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing.
    (III) Avoid close contact with infected person or anybody showing symptoms like sneezing, coughing, high fever, sore throat and difficult breathing.
    (IV)Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    (V) Stay at home and self-isolate from others in the house for 14 days if you test positive for the virus.
    (VI) Call the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) toll-free line: 0800 9700 0010 or email them at info@ncdc.gov.ng in case you show the symptoms.
    If all the roles areforementioned are played effectively by the Government and citizens respectively, I believe the COVID-19 pandemic will be heavily defeated in Nigeria and will no sooner be a story of the past. Thanks and stay safe.
    By Eze Okechukwu Joshua.
    University of Nigeria Nsukka.
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  • Abdulhammeed: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TRACKLING THE COVID19 CRISIS.

    Gud morning myschool the no 1 website in own world. If we are saying coronavirus it is a disease a that we need to deals wit not only nigerian alone am saying all the world that affect also. So are going to deal wit it so just follow my opinion on this.
    1. It lockdown the own country:
    when we say COVID19 lockdown the country. i meant, this disease affect all the world and make all the country to lock there bounders us in order to avoid people come in.
    2. It promote fund for vernerable:
    it is important to respect our old age expecially those one that didn't walk for one place to another so they should to give the old age something in order to avoid sudden death.
    3. It is also rebox state and the local government with fund:
    Federal government should gives all the states in nigerian moneyy, more money that will be enough for the state. So each states should give their local government area money so that, in each community so in to avoid hungrier disease and the current disease.
    4. It gives lagos state 10 billion being the largest heated state and it is the state where this diease quickly landed of COVID19.
    5. We people should try to obey government authorities and stay at home to avoid contact with infected one's.
    6. Transpotation recently, the commuters i meant like (motor,keke, bike) were given directives on the number of passengers to carry. It is a nice initiative, bt in as much as it stands, the price is now high due to the limited number of person they were told to carry. So i think what the government should have done is to tell commuters to carry lesser people, and collect the normal price met for such trips, while augmenting to them through the state ministry of transport on weekly basis some remuneration.
    7. Government in trackling the crisis of COVID19 is provision of excessive foods,waterand generating regular elecricity for the people. This would be help for the nigerians feel comfortable to keepthemselves safe for the purpose to reduce the widespread of the perlious virus in the state. In time to time government should announce to the public through the mass median like telivision,radio e.t.c. This measurements needs to be taken to cure the spread of the virus, such as hand washing for 20 seconds, covering your mouth with tissue paper, keep in distance with one another, anytime who notices misfunctioning of the body should quickly go to nearest clinic around them for check up and others. So this is my view point on this. Pls consider me may God help us.
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  • Joseph: JÁYPEE: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
    The covid-19 crisis is as a result of the outbreak of the corona virus in the Wuhan province of China in the late 2019, although the Chinese government claimed that it was brought to China by the U.S military during the military games in China and that it was an attempted propaganda by the U.S government to make China decline from being the runner up to U.S in term of economy, and this corona virus has eventually spread to the world at large leaving everyone in panic and this has caused global unrest and economic downfall. The threat that this corona virus has placed on earth has made every nation to step up in order to protect their citizens, now taking Nigeria as a case study, the following are the roles of the Nigerian government in tackling the COVID19 crisis in Nigeria;
    1) SECURITY: the Nigerian government should ensure that the citizens who have not test positive to the corona virus should be secure by making arrangement for tight security and make sure that everyone stay at home safe in order to minimize the spread of the virus in Nigeria and it is important for the Nigerian government to make sure that the security agencies I.e the Nigerian Police force, The Nigerian Army,etc that are in charge of securing the country do not turn to terrorists terrorizing the people because such has been rampant attitude of many uniform personnel to take advantage of situations like this, so the government should make sure the citizens are safe and secure.
    2) HEALTH POLICY: the corona virus as an issue that has to do with health, so the Nigerian government should make provision for standard check up and treatment for everyone either they have tested positive or negative to the virus because those who have tested positive to it needs proper treatment in order to be free from the virus and then those who have tested negative to the virus need to improve their immune system in order to prevent the virus from attacking them, in this situation Nigerians should not be suffering from medical deficiency or medical mess,because there have been different cases of people travelling out of Nigeria for one treatment or the other but in this case, the problem is global so there is no where to run to and so the government should make our hospitals equipped with the needed materials and medicine.
    3) SOCIAL AND WELFARE RESPONSIBILITY: this refers to the provision of social amenities most especially during this time of restrictions on movement and many activities, the government should be magnanimous enough to provide for the people's needs like constant electricity, feeding because if there is no proper provision for the people's feeding, it will be an expected surprise that the crime rate in the country will increase rapidly and the electricity is meant to keep the people connected to the world either through social media or news.
    All the points above are the things the nigerian government should look into, now after considering the roles of the government, the people also have some vital roles to play during this covid-19 crisis and they are listed below:
    1) OBEDIENCE: one of the major problem with nigerians is the inability to adhere to instructions,so in order to assist the government in tackling the the covid-19 crisis, eveeyone should endeavour to obey the general instruction which is to stay home, and anyone who have tested positive to this virus should please isolate themselves and go for proper care as instructed by the federal ministry of health.
    2) SAY NO TO PROFITEERING: this is pointing fingers at those who are into trading, they should not take an unnecessary advantage of the situation ground by over billing or inflating the price of commodities but they should trade with the aim of making life better and easier for people.
    3) SHOW LOVE: together we can make life better for each other, citizens should show love to others by sharing and caring for the less privileged and needy because doing this will reduce crime rate in the society and the country at large.
    In conclusion, the on going crisis now should serve as a teacher to everyone starting the people at the helms of affair should take care of country and stop relying on flying out for treatment, and this will teach the nigerian government to be pro active in every situation and circumstances, and as for we the citizens we should do the right thing as expected and pls adhere to instructions.
    please we can actually prevent ourself and guide ourselves through sneezing under our arm
    using of tissues paper after sneezing or coughing
    And avoid staying in an overcrowded area
    whenever you noticed any traceable symptoms of covid19 you can actually contact the NCDC(Nigeria control Disease centre) or you can actually contact their number
    God bless Nigeria.
    God bless my country Nigeria
    God bless our country Nigeria
    Olawoyin Joseph
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  • mowunmi: PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF COVID-19 [FACTS AND FICTIONS]
    Over 7 billion of the population is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic with over 80,000 people dead and 50,000 in intensive care units because of this people are panicking and afraid causing them to spread fake rumours [fictions].
    Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19. Covid-19 is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection which emerged from Wuhan china and spread around the world. Symptoms include; Fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, cough and many more.
    As the COVID-19 spreads, so is misinformation. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones against the virus. Below are some of the facts and fictions of COVID -19.
    FICTION 1: If I wear mask, I can continue doing everything I normally do, without the need to practice social distancing.
    FACT 1: If you are sick you should wear a face mask when you are around other people [e.g. sharing a room or a vehicle] and before you enter a health care provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face mask [ for example because it causes trouble breathing or one is not available] then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes and people who are caring for you should wear a face mask . Wearing face masks can be uncomfortable you may actually touch your face more and contamination can occur when masks are taken off and put back on. Also when lay people snap up face masks needed to protect health care workers that puts everyone at risk every nurse or doctor infected means fewer people to care for the very ill.
    FICTION 2: There is a cure for COVID-19. I’ve heard that people who take vitamin c, gargle with hot water, salt and vinegar or take anti-malarial medication get better.
    FACT 2: While some western traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID 19, there is no evidence that current medicine can cure the disease. There is no evidence that vitamin c will fight back against COVID 19.
    FICTION 3: The only people who should be worried about contracting the disease or dying from the diseases are the elderly this virus does not infect children or healthy adults.
    FACTS 3: Early research in the United States shows that COVID 19 can develop and result in several diseases among people of all ages.
    FICTION 4: The U.S has developed a vaccine against COVID 19
    FACT 4: The director of NIAID [National institute for allergy and infectious diseases] has estimated that this process may take 12 to 18 months from March 2020 and that a commercial vaccine may not be available until after that.
    FICTION 5: Antibiotics are effective against the novel COVID 19.
    FACTS 5: NO, Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections COVID 19 is caused by a virus so antibiotics do not work.
    FICTION 6: Using hot water to wash your hands will get germs off better than cold water.
    FACT 6: Frequent hand washing is said to be one of the best ways to limit the spread of COVID 19. According to the centres of diseases and control and preventions [CDC] many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean running water. As simple as it sounds soap and water are the best approach to prevent the further spread of germs and irrespective of temperature of the water you can use warm or cold water.
    As with other respiratory infections like the flu or the common cold, public health measures are critical to slow the spread of illnesses. Public health measures are everyday preventive actions that include:
     Wash your hand regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol based sanitizer.
     Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or a flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
     Avoid close contact {1 meter or 3 feet’s} with people who are unwell.
     Stay at home or self-isolate from others if you are unwell.
     Wear a face mask if you are sick.
     If you are sick call ahead.
    REMEMBER: STAY HOME STAY SAFE
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  • Yetunde: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVD-19 CRISIS.

    The Governments and the citizens need to double down on their already proven resolve and significantly expand existing efforts to safeguard economics and livelihood across africa.

    ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

    1. SET UP NATIONAL NERVE:
    Government,with the close involvement of the Private sector and other key stakeholders need to take rapid action to set up or build out nationalnerve centers to coordinate and accelerate their response to the crisis.
    These nerve centers should bring together crucial leadership skills, organizational capabilities and digital tools giving leaders the best chance of getting ahead of events rather than reacting to them.
    2. SECURE FOOD SUPPLY AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES:
    Government need to secure food supply chains,particularly the supply of priority products and ensure the appropriate pricing of these products.
    They also need to ensure that Access to essential services such as telecoms and utilities is maintained.
    3. ANTICIPATE AND MANAGE THE HEALTH CRISIS:
    Government will need to take even stronger measures to delay and reduce the peak of the epidemic including restrictions and lockdown as well as larger scale surveillance to test and isolate identified cases.
    In parallel,government must immediately prepare for a potentially rapid surge of cases,which will demand significant numbers of testing facilities,hospital beds, ventilators and other medical equipment, as well as additional health professionals.
    4. ENSURE SUPPORT FOR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION:
    This includes taking measures to protect jobs and to support affected communities,particularly the most vulnerable population, through social safety net mechanism including cash transfes.
    5. ANTICIPATE AND MANAGE THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY:
    Governments need to anticipate what the impact on their economy is likely to be through scenarios analysis and offer a short term stimulus package to maintain financial stability and help businesses survive the crisis particularly those in strategic industies.
    Additionally, governments will need to anticipate and prepare for what the past crisis "next normal" will look like.

    ROLES OF CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

    In the current crisis,many of us are feeling worried about what it might mean for oursleves and our lover ones.
    Its easy to feel helpless,but its never been clearer that we're all global citizens,and there are actions we can take to fight for a word with good health for all.
    1. KEEP HEALTHY:
    Practicing good hand washing techniques and following social distancing rules.
    As an individual,you can contribute to help stop the spread of corona virus by staying home if you're unwell and working from home if you can.
    Action starts with laerning the facts about the virus and health measures we can take to keep oursleves safe, we can all better protect oursleves and those around us.
    2. CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO STEP UP WHO FUNDING:
    WHO has the financials it need to respond to COVID-19 and to future health crises.
    Responding to a health crises on this scale requires every country to have a health infrastructure that can cope with the additional strain of treating patients and managing the spread of the virus.
    3. SUPPORT THE WHO's SOLIDARITY FUND:
    In response to coronavirus , the WHO has launched a first of its kind Covid 19 solidarity response fund,powered by the UN foundation and swiss philanthropy foundation.
    Contribution to the fund will play a critical role in supporting global effort including tracking and understanding the spread of the virus,and ensuring patients get the care they need while frontline workers get supplies and information.
    "YOU" can suuport by sharing news of the launch of the solidarity response fund on your social media, and by calling on your friends and family to donate to the fund also.
    4. HELP PROTECT REFUGEES FROM COVID-19:
    Already living in over crowded and unhygienic conditions in camps across nigeria,refugees are particularly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus and they must not be forgotten in the relief effort.
    5. AS WORLD LEADERS TO SUPPORT URGENT DEVELOPMENT:
    The coalition for the epidemic preparedness innovations(CEPI) is leading the global effort to the develop a vaccine against covid19 CEPI was launched to help develop vaccines as fast as possible against global pandemic just like this, and its in the unique position of being able to run multiple simultaneous trials around the world.


    NOTE: please we all should take to those precuations as a citizens, because the government can't do anything without the citizens and also we cants do anything if the government hasn't stated.

    " LET'S STAY SAFE" to crop away this virus from spreading.


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  • Bryan Cole: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING COVID-19 CRISIS
    Currently, there is a state of global pandemonium and panic all over the world as a result of a deadly pandemic that is ravaging her, defying military power and humiliating economic power. This dreaded and infamous disease is called Corona Virus Disease ( also known as COVID-19). It is classified under the SARS ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) group of viral diseases as it attacks the respiratory tract leading to difficulty in breathing after infection by the virus as a result of contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person. The virus passes through the eye, mouth and especially the nose to the lungs where it begins to thrive. Some common symptoms of this disease are fever, tiredness, persistent dry cough and difficulty in breathing and they surface between two to fourteen days of infection. Other symptoms may include muscle pain , diarrhea , sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure.
    It should be noted that similar cases of this disease in mild form has once occurred in form of the MERS-COVID ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus Disease) which was transmitted from camels to man in the Middle East Region of the world and we also have SARS COVID-1 ( this was the first known case of the current pandemic which was transmitted from Civet cats to man in 2003 in the southern part of China).
    The COVID-19 pandemic originated from Wuham, China. :
    With about 1.2 million confirmed cases globally and over 66,000 untimely deaths caused by the disease, COVID -19 has transmogrified the world into a toxic habitation and yet we are convinced about our overcoming this pandemic as more than 247,000 people have recovered.
    Nigeria confirmed its first case in Lagos State, on 27th February, 2020, an Italian man who works in Nigeria returned from Milan, Italy through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and fell sick on February 26 but as at 8th of April Nigeria has recorded about 276 confirmed cases, about 40 recovered and up to 6 deaths.
    This indicates the fact that both the government and private individuals as citizens of this country have to take action to stop this disease which is capable of putting an end to considerable amount of lives and also affecting the economy.
    Looking into the role of citizens in tackling this virus, we can see that the ultimate role we have to play is total obedience and compliance to rules, regulations and instructions given by the government and the World Health Organisation to curb the spread of this disease. Total lockdown in most of the states has commenced as ordered by the Federal government. However, most citizens still find it difficult to abide by the order. Social distancing is not properly observed and people even take washing and sanitising of hands as a mere bluff. The cumulative effect of this can be seen in the persistent rise in the number of confirmed cases in the country. Compliance to instructions goes a long way to greatly tackle the crisis caused by this pandemic.
    Furthermore, citizens should avoid spreading fear of this disease. Fear and stigma kills faster than any other thing. It should be noted that not all weak people are victims of this disease and not everyone that has fever is infected. So as to prevent unnecessary death of our fellow citizens we should watch the way we talk about this disease or act towards them. In case we notice any symptom, all we should do is to advice them to go for tests and medical check up.
    This is a time when prayer and spiritual assistance is required for this country. We must make joint efforts to continually pray unto GOD who has the solution to all problems. Also those citizens capable of rendering financial assistance to those in need should do so to support the government.
    The government at all levels have a role to play in tackling this disease. Corrupt practices within the government and its parastatal officers should be totally extradited.the government should ensure that the citizens of this country are living in comfort during this period to prevent violation of instructions given to curb this pandemic. Power supply (electricity) should be stabilised to make sure people consistently have access to updates and information on the electronic media concerning the pandemic.
    Relief materials lie foodstuffs, money etc. should also be provided by the government and well monitored to prevent embezzlement by government officials and syndicates in charge of the distribution of the materials. There is a recent outburst from the masses concerning the insufficient and meagre quantity of relief materials reaching them and this is as a result of inefficient management of the distribution process.
    Thanks to educational websites like Myschool that has given students another opportunity to refresh our knowledge and keep us academically active. The government at all levels should employ similar strategy to encourage students to learn in this period especially those preparing for important exams like NECO and WAEC.
    Prices of foodstuffs has been noticed to increase dramatically during this lockdown period. This will add up with other factors to greatly discomfort the citizens of this country who are currently in a state of unemployment and unstable income source. The government should swing into action and curb this practice to end unnecessary exploitation of the masses.
    Health care facilities should be provided by the government to aid medical practitioners' effort in curbing the dreaded disease and free check up and tests should be made available in every Local Government area. Funds should also be given by the government to support the fight against the disease by purchasing the right equipment needed for speedy recovery of infected ones.
    Finally, this is to everyone: thanks for reading this essay and always remember to #staysafe.
    ADEYEYE OLUWATOBI
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    #STAY_AT_HOME
    Mortality has threatened humanity
    Creation has witnessed a vicious brutality
    There is infliction of cruelty
    Stay at home
    The invincible has instigated a pandemonium
    Humanity is at the verge of extinction
    There is imposition of an inevitable desertion
    Stay at home
    The world is transmogrified into a toxic habitation
    Vulnerability of men is an indisputable assertion
    A virus proliferation that disdains military ammunition
    Men are doomed
    A tidal pandemic that ridicules military power
    A ravaging viral infection that humiliates economic power
    Darkness has inflicted pains on humanity
    We're all victims of an evil cruelty
    Stay at home
    Creation is earnestly anticipating the intervention of Divinity
    Our survival is dependent on the Trinity
    Tears that pile up in the innermost part of our hearts
    The unadulterated longingness for salvation of man
    Even till help comes
    Stay at home.
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  • Umor: Preventive Measures Against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction


    COVID-19
    Viruses are parasitic in that unlike bacteria, they can only reproduce inside a host cell, whereas bacteria can reproduce anywhere. However, virus particles can survive on surfaces. Viruses can infect all species of animals, and can even infect bacteria. All viruses consist of a core of either RNA or DNA, surround by a fatty coat. RNA viruses cause diseases like influenza, ebola, hepatitis, measles, and HIV. They mutate more easily than DNA-based viruses.
    Viruses are nearly always much smaller than bacteria. For example, the bacteria that causes smallpox are about 300 nanometers in diameter, compared to 120 nanometers for coronavirus. To put that in perspective, that makes a coronavirus particle about one 2,000th the size of a grain of salt.
    Electron-microscopic image of the COVID-19 virus
    Electron-microscopic image of the COVID-19 virus
    COVID-19 has spikes coming out of it so that it looks like a crown — hence its name. It is these spikes that attach to receptor sites in the lining of your throat, nose and eyes.

    Risk factors for COVID-19
    In the vast majority of people, a COVD-19 infection results in similar symptoms to the common cold or an influenza. However, some people have a much more severe disease that can end up with multiple organ failure and death.
    Age is the dominant risk factor for poor outcome as you can see in the above chart, especially in those over 80. Our immune system deteriorates with age, and older people are less able to fight off the infection with their own immune response. On top of that, most elderly people have other chronic conditions that can also increase the severity of the infection. However, although much rarer, younger people (including children) can get very severe infections even without any other underlying condition.
    Chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and cancer appear to be risk factors. In fact any condition that impacts on your lungs or impairs your immune system puts you at higher risk. However, we are still unclear exactly which specific conditions imply greater risk, and are awaiting more data from China and elsewhere. There is also some controversy over whether some of these do in fact increase risk. If you are on a medication that may impact on your immune system, such as corticosteroids for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, chemotherapy for cancer, or medication for hypertension, the best advice is to speak to your medical consultant or GP before considering coming off them during the epidemic.
    There have been reports published from Chinese researchers that those with blood group A are both at higher risk of infection and of a more severe disease. However, I would like to see this repeated in other studies before I accept it as being correct.
    At this time, there is no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection.
    There is also no evidence that temperature or climate impacts on risk.

    Update 26 March 2020
    A recent systematic review of the association between smoking and COVID-19 found that based on Chinese data, smokers were more likely to have severe disease. These is not really surprising since smoking damages the lungs, and also impairs the immune system.

    Prevention measures
    Picture of people wearing face masks
    Face masks have limited value for those who are not infected
    Because the virus particles are so small, they will pass straight through a standard surgical face mask. There is therefore no benefit to be gained from wearing one if you are well. However, if you are sick, then the majority of the particles that you expel when you sneeze or cough are in fact fairly large virus-containing water particles that won’t go through the mask, and therefore wearing one when you are infected will make it less likely you will infect others. It is therefore recommended that infected people, and those who look after them, wear surgical masks.
    Doctors and nurses looking after sick patients wear special masks called N25. They are much finer than surgical masks, and can block out even the very small virus particles. But they must be properly fitted to your face and are uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.
    Social distancing is something we should all be doing until the epidemic is over. By that I mean try to avoid coming into close contact with other people, unless it is essential. If you can work from home, you should be doing this now.
    The best way to avoid infection is by constantly washing your hands with soap, detergent or a strong alcohol based sanitiser which is at least 60% alcohol. These break down the fatty outer coat of the virus, causing it to die. There are plenty of videos on how to wash your hands properly, such as this one:

    Video: How to wash your hands properly
    Also, regularly clean down and disinfect surfaces that are frequently used like television remote controllers, door handles and counter tops and toilets. This is especially important if you have someone who is sick in the house. First clean with soap and water, then disinfect with hospital grade disinfectant. Make sure that you wear gloves when you do this.
    There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not you should pull children out of school. This is a difficult one. Countries like Singapore have kept schools open, and are managing quite well. The current thoughts are that children do not appear to be a major factor in the transmission chain, and the disruption to their schooling might seriously affect them. Each parent will have to make up their own mind about this. I would stick to Government advice.
    There are many research groups around the world developing vaccines against COVID-19. Early human trials have already begun in the USA, and an Australian group believe that they can get their vaccine into major production by the end of the year — so hang in there!

    Update 31 March 2020
    Tonic water contains quinine which is being trialed around the world for the treatment of COVID-19. There have been no scientific studies to tell us whether tonic water acts to prevent Coronavirus. However, tonic water is not expensive, and a G&T in the evening may help you feel better! Just be careful if you are allergic to quinine. Also, quinine apparently is not good for pregnant women.

    Update 7 April 2020
    The Center for Communicable Diseases (CDC) are now recommending face masks or even a cloth covering should be used by the general public if they are in a situation where social distancing is difficult — for example, in a queue. This is because there is now evidence that the virus can be transmitted through air simply by an infected person breathing on you.

    Symptoms of coronavirus
    Covid-19 symptoms
    The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to what you might expect from the common cold or influenza. However, with COVID-19, nearly everyone gets a fever and dry cough. If you have these symptoms and suddenly feel quite unwell and short of breath, then you should go straight to the nearest Emergency Department. Otherwise, self-isolate yourself for 14 days.

    Treatments
    Picture of Chloroquine
    Apart from treating the symptoms, there are currently no drugs that can treat COVID-19. Having said that, there are now trials underway of several drugs used to treat HIV and Ebola virus that are showing initial promise. Chloroquine sulphate used to prevent and treat malaria is also showing some promise. The bad news is that these drugs have to go through formal safety and efficacy studies before they can be used on COVID-19. However, because these drugs are already used in humans, this will be much quicker than developing a new drug, and we are likely to see the results before the end of the year.
    Update 23 March 2020: Jordan has just authorised the use of hydroxychloroquine along with an antiviral medicine as a treatment for COVID-19 in patients in an advanced stage of the disease.

    Update 8 April 2020: The Australian Government has just authorised the use of hydroxychloroquine for hospital patients with COVID-19. Be aware that it is a dangerous drug with potentially some very nasty side-effects — so it should only be taken in settings where the patient can be carefully monitored.
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THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID 19 CRISIS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
It is no longer a news to an average Nigerian that Covid 19 is now a global pandemic ravaging the whole world. This virus as we were meant to know by WHO, began in Wuhan a city in China in the year 2019, though scientists have opted that actually that the said virus has been in existence prior to the said year. At a time, the Chinese government claimed that it was brought to Wuhan by a US soldier, then Trump being the US president responded back via tweeter calling it a "Chinese Virus" reason being that it all started from China. Later on, it continued spreading to various countries in the world, until Nigeria first recorded her victim on this day 27th of February, 2020. (cf. www.ncdc.gov.ng). However, am not here to start tracing the actual cause and the origin of this virus. Thus, this write-up is geared towards pointing out the roles of Nigerian government and her citizens towards tackling this crisis.

2.0 ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT

2.1 STRICT PRECUATIONARY MEASURE
The government at different levels should ensure that strict measures are taken in terms of social distancing, social and religious gathering, proper hygiene. There should be daily fumigation of strategic areas such as the markets, junctions and around the street waste bin. Staying at home is quite a necessary measure to contain this virus, however, the government should know that all fingers are not equal and as such there are those who depends on daily work in order to feed their family. Such people should be given some stipend to use and feed. Essential materials like 3layer nose mask may be given to those who can't afford it, while encouraging our local producers to embark on designing it rather than depending on foreign countries to bring it for us. This will even go a long way to recycling our economy.

2.2 TRANSPORTATION
Recently, the commuters (Bus and Keke drivers) were given directives on the number of passengers to carry. It is a nice initiative. But as it stands, the price is now high due to the limited number of person they were told to carry. I think what the government should have done is to tell commuters to carry lesser people, collect the normal price meant for such trips, while augmenting to them through the state ministry of transport on weekly basis some remuneration.

2.3 SECURITY
Adequate security should be put in place to avoid much crime. It is said that an idle man is a devil's workshop ,thus, one should not be surprise in seeing that the rate of crime may increased this period. In order to fight this possible and potential crime, the security agency should be on alert to enforce order in the society.

2.4 CLOSING OF BORDER
Actually this was what the federal government should have done before now. Closing of all international airport, seaport, and nearby African land borders. But they waited till the last minute, of course by then, the deadly virus has already been brought into the country. However, States that are yet to record any case can learn from the mistake of the FG by land locking their states, even by air and sea to prevent the spread.

3.0 ROLE OF THE CITIZENS

3.1 STOP OVERHAULING OF MARKET PRICE
It is only in Africa, Nigeria as a case study that most of her citizens do take any slightest situation as an opportunity to make money, forgetting the fact that everything is not about money. I don't understand why a penta of garri that was sold previously at N500 could rise to N2000 (cf Ogbete Market in Enugu State as at 31 March, 2020). Even nose mask that was N50 naira is being sold at N500. Thus, Nigerian citizens should understand that the situation at hand is not geared towards profit orientation by overhauling of market price.

3.2 CHARITY
This period is a time to show charity to your neighbour by sharing what you have. Remember, the excesses you have belongs to another person. There may be some individual in the society, at the village level who can help out by bringing out their wealth to help tackle this deadly virus. Let's emulate those that have started this kind gesture. This is a time to make love go viral (MLGV).

3.3 OBEDIENCE TO THE RULE OF LAW
It baffles me that some of us are still not complying with the government directives, especially as it regards to what should be done or avoided during this pandemic era. Some still want the use of force before they can comply with the directives given. That's why we see some video clips in the social media where Nigerian soldiers are having issues with her citizens. Thus, the citizens of this country should be obedient to the rule of law.

4.0 CONCLUSION
We are in this together. It should not be left for the government alone. we must fight it together. No going back. Thus, all hands must be on desk in order to get rid of this virus. While being steadfast in prayer, that through the onerous task and effort of our medical professionals, we shall one day come out of this.
Stay at home and stay safe!

From,
Roy Eneh
Philosophy Department
Bigard Memorial Seminary
Enugu State.
(+234 708 907 6221)
  • olayimika emmanuel: PREVENTIVE MEASURE OF COVID 19 FACTS AND FICTION
    corona virus disease (COVID 19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus.
    The disease caused by the novel corona virus first identified in Wuhan China has been named corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19)
    The Covid19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and some type of colds. People infected with the Covid 19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness, it invade d respiratory tract via the nose after an incubation period of 2days to 2 weeks.
    They cause symptoms of common cold, nasal obstruction, sneezing, running nose and occasional cough
    The mode of transmission is usually via air borne, droplet to the nasal mucosal, touching infected surface and using the same hand to touch your nose,ears,eyes or mouth.
    The key preventive measures include frequent handwashing, respiratory hygiene - cover your cough or sneeze by using face mask,handkerchief or tissue paper , elbow can also be used invade you forgot your face mask, handkerchief, And dispose it in trash can or burn it, staying away from those that are infected, you can go on self isolation if you notice you the symptom
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    A STUDENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
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  • Jeff jaga: Preventive measures against covid- 19 pandemic
    When it comes to the aspect of covid-19 one needs to be very careful because this so called disease or virus has killed a lot of people from different parts of the world. So one needs to be extra vigilant of what he touches, whom he meets and many more.
    Firstly, one of the preventive measures given to the people by the government through media houses against the covid-19 pandemic other wise known as corona virus is to always maintain social distancing at least one metre that is three feet from any person who is coughing or sneezing as it is said that the carriers spray small liquid droplets of the virus which can be inhaled if you are too close to the carrier that is why it is advisable to maintain social distancing.
    The first measure also leads to another which states that one should “avoid touching eyes nose and mouth”. The virus carriers are prone to respiratory illnesses so they are fond of coughing and sneezing, hands touch many surfaces so people can pick up the virus which has been on a surface and then if such hands come in contact with the eyes or mouth the virus then infects the person and makes the person sick. So it is advisable that when a person sneezes he or she covers his or her mouth with your bent elbow or your tissue in other to protect your self and the people around you.
    Secondly, one should consider washing hands with soap under a running tap for at least twenty to thirty seconds, or using an alcohol based hand sanitizers virus stay mostly on hands so when hands are washed such viruses are cleaned in so doing such person will be free of any virus or disease.
    Thirdly, people should always clean and disinfect frequently touched places daily, as the virus could be on those surfaces such surfaces include door knobs, phones, keyboards and other more and always use a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    Moreover, it is advisable that if one feels unwell that is if one finds difficulty in breathing fever or cough one should seek out medical care early the reason is because is because if you call on time it will allow your health care provider to direct you to the right health facility. This will help to protect you and help protect you and help prevent spread of the virus.
    Also, it is advisable that people should always stay in touch to learn about the recent development and preventive measures for covid-19 pandemic. People should follow the advice given to them by their health care providers.
    It is also advised by the Nigeria centre for disease control (NCDC) that returning travellers from abroad should quarantine themselves for two weeks and not come in contact with families and friends and if the symptoms are observed on time such people should report immediately.
    These are some of the preventive measures against this covid-19 pandemic please don’t forget to like and be safe remember that if you start to feel. Sick or ill with respiratory problem call the “NCDC” toll free number.
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  • Oseni: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

    It is now known that the global world have been waging war against the pandemic virus known as the COVID-19,which as left most Countries of the world defeated while the others are still striving to win despite the posing threat it might have caused leading to the global economy to slow or fall into recession, exacerbating extreme poverty and hunger.
    A spokeperson once said "If men were angels then no government would be neccessary".The need for government arises as a result of people lnhabiting,interacting and working together in a definite area which may constitute to conflict as a result of different kinds living together thereby the need to maitain peace and security is in the hands of the government,Government and Agencies are embedded with measures aim at curtailling the COVID-19 including
    ⚫Provision of Medical facilities with modernised equipment,for the emergence of the called virus is neccessary.Do we have enough or are they efficiently equipped? are the questions that we should be asked inorder to curb the virus from dominating the world,Hand sanitizers,nosecovers,hand gloves should be subsidize at lower rate and also produce at large in order to combat the virus.
    In a country where the middle class and the lower class are conveniently able to get them at affordable prices are in a better chance to eradicate the virus than the others
    ⚫Creating Awareness and informing the masses of the safety measures intended to curb the virus,The government create awareness in the sense that information regarding the present state of the country is made known to the masses and also are advises them on regular handwashing,hand sanitizing,also cleaning of surfaces the virus may have contacted with,informing them of them of the risk that comes with touching public utilities,in addition maintaining social distancing.
    ⚫Placing ban on importation of goods especially from countries where the virus emanate from and also the closing down of the route that may leads to the areas infected,policy should be made to ensure no entry or exit from the state, measures are to be taken to ensure adherence to the law and violaters should be sanctioned
    ⚫Provision of Food to the masses,Energy is the ability to work effectively also energy is the ability to combat the virus,How well are we fighting the virus itself when the masses are hungry especially during the lockdown,the means of providing the citizens a door-to-door services supplementing food stuffs and other basic needs during the period is saddled with the goverment
    ⚫Providing maximum security,maximum security are observed in the process of the lock down ensuring strict adherence to the rules laid down and also to ensure that the citizens life's and properties are safeguarded at all times,a maximum security will not just help to safe guard but also to eliminate the chances of the widespread of COVID-19 by ensuring and baning social activities.
    No man is good enough to govern another man without others consent,this gives room for the citizens participation as well.For a country to wage war,to triumph in tackling the COVID-19 crisis also comes along with the citizens enshrouded with the responsibilities such as,regular handwashing,handsanitising,social distancing,taking safety measures when handling public utillities
    You only live once but if you do it right,once is enough.HELP SAVE THE WORLD !
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  • Silverjay1308: IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS ON TACKLING COVID-19

    The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we view our world and our everyday lives. Not only the rate of contagion and patterns of transmission threatens our sense of agency, but the safety measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus also require social distancing by refraining from doing what is inherently human, which is to find solace in the company of others. Within this context of physical threat, social and physical distancing, as well as public alarm, what has been (and can be) the impact of government and citizens in tackling this deadly virus?

    The COVID-19 pandemic is primarily a health crisis and a human tragedy, but it also has far-reaching economic ramifications. In Africa, it is already disrupting millions of people’s livelihoods, with a disproportionate impact on poor households and small and informal businesses—and the pace of this disruption is likely to accelerate in the weeks ahead. No country or community is exempt; in oil-exporting countries, COVID-related challenges are compounded by the collapse of the oil price.

    Across the continent, leaders in the public, private, and development sectors are already taking decisive action—both to save lives and to protect households, businesses, and national economies from the fallout of the pandemic. But several leaders have told us that they need a clearer picture of the potential economic impact of the crisis. At the same time, many African countries are still in the early stages of organizing their responses into focused, prioritized efforts that make the most of the limited time and resources available.

    An initial analysis of COVID-19’s economic impact, which finds that Africa’s GDP growth in 2020 could be cut by three to eight percentage points. find out that the pandemic and the oil-price shock are likely to tip Africa into an economic contraction in 2020, in the absence of the major fiscal stimulus.

    A framework for near-term action by governments, the private sector, and development institutions to mitigate this impact. These actions are drawn from a global scan of economic interventions already being implemented or considered, plus our recent discussions with the public- and private-sector leaders across Africa.

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

    This deadly disease which Originated from China, has affected the whole world physically, financially, mentally, even spiritually. Making some countries shut down their activities. This virus had been of various rumors. Some said their scientist deliberately created the virus, some said it from the animals, while some said it from the present new 5G network. Which other ways, the virus has created serious devastation to the whole world. Many are dead, some still being hospitalized, only a few discharged.

    There are some measures that the masses and government can take in order to tackle this virus. A key role of government is to protect the well-being of its people—most crucially and visibly during emergencies such as the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.

    The priority for governments and the global community is to prevent people from contracting the disease and to cure those who do. More health spending can save lives both at home and globally.

    Given the virus’s rapid contagion, action can help ensure that countries’ health systems—including those that have limited capacity—do not become overwhelmed.

    The health spending must occur regardless of how much room in the budget a country may have. Low-income countries urgently need grants or zero-interest loans to finance the health spending they might not otherwise be able to afford. Experience with past epidemics, such as Ebola, shows that speed in deploying concessional finance is essential to contain the spread of the disease.

    Governments should protect people from the economic impact of this global health crisis. Those who are hit the hardest should not go bankrupt and lose their livelihood through no fault of their own. A family-operated restaurant in a tourism-reliant country or the employees of a factory shut down because of a local quarantine will need support to weather the crisis.

    Depending on their administrative capacity, governments can help people and firms right now in several ways:

    1. Spend money to prevent, detect, control, treat, and contain the virus, and to provide basic services to people that have to be quarantined and to the businesses affected. For example, national governments can allocate money for local governments to spend in these areas or mobilize clinics and medical personnel to affected places, as China and Korea have done.

    2. Provide timely, targeted, and temporary cash flow relief to the people and firms that are most affected, until the emergency abates.

    Give wage subsidies to people and firms to help curb contagion. For example, France, Japan, and Korea are providing subsidies to firms and individuals for leave taken to stay home to care for children during school closings. France is offering sick leave to people directly affected by the virus who have to self-quarantine.

    Expand and extend transfers—both cash and in-kind, especially for vulnerable groups. China is accelerating payments of unemployment insurance benefits and expanding social safety nets. Korea is increasing job seeker’s allowances for young adults and expanding them for low-income households.

    Provide tax relief for people and businesses who can’t afford to pay. China is easing the tax burden for firms in the most vulnerable regions and sectors, including transportation, tourism, and hotels. Korea is providing income and VAT tax extensions to businesses in the affected industries. China, Italy, and Vietnam are offering tax extensions to cash-strapped businesses. Iran is simplifying taxation for corporations and businesses. China is allowing for a temporary suspension of social security contributions for firms.

    3. Create a business continuity plan. Whether you are a ministry of finance or a tax or customs administration, you need to provide services to citizens, taxpayers, and importers in case of widespread contagion, relying as much as possible on electronic means. For example, in the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the continuity of operations and activities in the federal government.

    Some of these measures can occur through administrative means and others would require an emergency budget, which would also take stock of the overall fiscal cost.

    It is also important to communicate to the public how emergency action and changes to original budgets are compatible with stability and sustainability. IMF capacity development can help countries to strengthen their administrative emergency response capacities in public financial management and revenue administration.

    To support governments requiring financial assistance, several facilities are available from the IMF and the global community, as highlighted by the IMFC.

    Right now, the most effective fiscal support measures to the economy are the ones we discuss above. These will prevent or limit the spread of the disease and protect the people and firms most affected. Countries’ so-called automatic stabilizers—the fall in taxes and rise in unemployment and other benefits for those whose incomes and profits decline—would also kick in.

    Masses can almost be of help in tackling this virus. To my own standpoint, the first way masses can be of help is to listen and adhere to what the government had laid down. Staying at home, not moving around, follow the instructions given to us by the health sector. Some organizations of the citizens can also be for help for fighting this virus. For example;

    Actions for the private sector

    The first responsibility of private-sector firms is to ensure business continuity in the ongoing crisis. Based on discussions with risk and health professionals in more than 200 companies across sectors, I suggest several critical steps for firms—starting with establishing their own central nerve centers. These nerve centers can coordinate company responses on four key dimensions, as follows:

    Protect workforces. The focus here is to guarantee the continuation of employment in a safe working environment; adjust to shifting or remote work with the required tools, and preserve the employees’ health through safe working facilities and strict isolation of suspected cases.

    Stabilize supply chains. Companies need to guarantee business continuity through transparent supplier engagement, demand assessment, and adjustments of production and operations.

    Engage customers. Companies can hone their crisis communication and identify changes in key policies, ranging from guidelines to guarantee social distancing, to waivers of cancellation and rebooking fees.

    Stress-test financials. Companies need to develop and assess relevant epidemiological and economic impact scenarios to address and plan for working capital requirements. They will also need to identify areas for cost containment across the business.

    Beyond their own businesses, private-sector firms also have a critical role to play in supporting governments to tackle the pandemic and its economic fallout. This is especially true of large business and business associations, which will need to work hand-in-hand with governments to manage and mitigate the crisis.

    Across the continent, there are many encouraging examples of a business stepping up. An example is the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, formed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in partnership with private-sector and philanthropic organizations including the Aliko Dangote Foundation and Access Bank. The Coalition is mobilizing private-sector resources to support the government’s response to the crisis and raising public awareness. South Africa’s largest business association, Business Unity South Africa, is coordinating large-scale private-sector involvement in addressing both the health and economic aspects of the crisis.

    Individual companies across sectors also have a critical role to play. Examples include beverage producers switching production lines to hand sanitizer; apparel manufacturers producing face masks and hospital robes; telecommunication companies adjusting their data offering; and banks adjusting tariffs. Many companies have also made monetary contributions to solidarity funds for the most vulnerable. More such commitment will be needed.

    African governments will need to foster intense and closely aligned collaboration with the private sector and development partners.

    Actions for development institutions

    Development partners have already begun to step up to support African governments in their response to the crisis—including making major financial commitments. As just two examples, the African Development Bank has created a new $3 billion Fight COVID-19 Social Bond to alleviate the economic and social impact of the pandemic; while Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundations have shipped over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons of commodities for infection prevention and control to African countries, via Ethiopia.

    Development institutions are also examining their existing initiatives and funding to see how they can best support African countries, businesses, and households. Given the magnitude of the problem, however, they will need to build on these steps with bigger and bolder initiatives. Examples of the actions they could take include the following:

    Repurpose existing 2020–21 funding towards COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Institutions need to find creative ways to rethink existing funding programs, introducing new flexibility to meet current needs.

    Help governments make smart investments to address the crisis. In repurposing their existing programs, development partners can incentivize and help governments to make smart investments—both to address the immediate needs of the pandemic response, and to shore up the resilience of healthcare and economic systems for the future. For example, they can help ensure that, as governments ramp upsurge capacity for COVID-19 lab testing, this has a permanent impact on improving the availability of diagnostics for the population.

    Help governments design effective fiscal and business stimulus packages. Given the unprecedented nature of this crisis, high levels of joint thinking and sophisticated problem solving will be required to design and target effective stimulus packages. Development institutions can provide valuable thought partnership to finance ministries across Africa, as well as much-needed financial support.

    Design new financial instruments to support businesses and countries. These could include solutions spanning liquidity, re-insurance, conditional cash transfers, and more. A critical need will be to develop creative financial-support models for small and informal businesses, as well as for households. This will require real creativity and a true partnership between development institutions and commercial financial institutions.

    Support countries to rapidly expand their healthcare systems. Development institutions can help boost access to critical healthcare supplies (such as testing kits and masks); the capacity of the healthcare system (including increasing the number of hospital beds); and the availability of healthcare professionals.

    Help design and launch bold new pan-African or regional initiatives. We set out several ideas for such initiatives—including an Africa Recovery Plan that encompasses an extensive stimulus package—in the final section of this paper.
    Together,we can create a world free from this deadly virus and any upcoming ones.
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    THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY.
    Based on laboratory findings,Covid 19 was described as an infectious disease that is caused by severe acute syndrome cironavirus. The outbreak of the disease has since spread across several countries and territories in every continent leaving severe scars and implications on the global economy especially that of the developing nations. While there are ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the infection which is driven by human to human transmission, it has accounted for over 450,000 confirmed cases with over 20,000 deaths.
    The Nigerian economy which is in the spirit of recovery and growth sustainability from the 2016 economic recession will no doubt slide into a downturn as tge global coronavirus outbreak puts severe pressure on the economy. The economic and growth recovery programme which has the aim of increasing social inclusion by creating jobs and providing support for the poorest and most vulnerable members of the society through investments in social programmes and providing social amenities will suffer some setbacks. Thus, certifying the country as the poverty capital of the world with an estimated 87 million people living on less than $5 per day.
    The slowdown in the global economy and lockdown in countries across the world has taken its toll on the global demand for oil. Consequently, Nigeria is at stake of suffering harsh economic crisis as the nation solely depends on petroleum as the mainstay of her economy and source of revenue generation. The decline in oil demand has been estimated to surpass the loss of approximately 1 million barrels per day during the 2007-2008 economic recession. A reduction in the oil price as implemented by the federal government may not ameliorate the situation due to demand shocks as global businesses and oil trades have halted in order to contain the spread of the virus.
    In addition, the impacts of the pandemic on the national aviation and tourism sectors are a result of the implications of the plague on international travel. As discretionary spending by the consumers, that is, the citizens continues, cruise companies, hotels, and hospitality are facing declining demand and patronage. For instance, about 40-50% of hotel reservations have been cancelled as a result of the 'stay at home' motion. Also, the pandemic is placing up to 8 million jobs in the hospitality sector in jeopardy, with travel cancellations expected to continue.
    Moreover, a period like this can be said to be witnessing economic stagnancy as no business activity is thriving. It is already apparent that there are implications on the economy from both the demand and supply sides. Some of the demand factors include social distancing with consumers staying at home, limitations in spending and declining consumptions. On the supply side, factories are shutting down or cutting down production and output. This devastating effects can result in inflation in the prices of goods and services.
    The health sector is also crippled by the pandemic. The plague is taking its toll on the health facilities and infrastructures across the globe as evidenced in Italy, UK and most European countries. Also, tge decision to close educational institutions and schools in an attempt to contain the the pandemic has also led to a large number of children, youth and adults not attending schools. What could be more devastating is the fact that the economic pains that accompanied the virus might not go away as conceived.
    Conclusively, the Nigerian government must diversify the economy. It is one feasible way to scale through the current economic uncertainties and instabilities. What the consequences of Covid 19 pandemic should further offer the Nigerian economic managers and policy makers, is that the one tracked reliance on oil is failing. Diversification priorities to alternative sectors such as agriculture, solid mimerals, manufacturing and services sectors should be further intensified.
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  • elijah: THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY.
    The rapid outbreak of the covid-19 presents an alarming health crisis that the world is grappling with. In addition to the impact ,there is also significant economic, business and commercial impact being felt globally.
    My name is ENIAYEWU ELIJAH,I am a student of LOYOLA COLLEGE, IBADAN.
    As viruses know no borders, the impacts will continue to spread. Infact ,90 percent of industries and businesses in Nigeria have been impacted and are already seeing covid-19 disruption. We expect that the covid-19 threat will eventually fade, as the Ebola, Zika and severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS)viruses have in recent years. However, social-economic impact will be felt long after virus fades.
    Nigeria ,like all the nations of the world ,is navigating uncertain times. However ,for Nigeria, as a oil- dependant economy, this is a twin shock:covid-19 pandemic Global& Domestic shock and oil price shock.
    Nigeria`s vulnerabilities to the impact of this external shock can be adduced to increased dependencies on global economics for fiscal deficit funding and capital flows required to sustain the nation`s economic activities.
    The twin shocks are expected to impact the economy through three channels: supply, demand and financial.
    Today, the emergence of covid-19 and its increasing incidence in Nigeria has called for drastic review and changes in the earlier revenue expectations and fiscal projections compared to events that led to recession in 2016,the current state of the global economy poses more difficulties ahead as the oil price is currently below US$30 with projections that it will dig further going by the price war among key players in the industry, unfortunately, the nation has grossly underachieved in setting aside sufficient buffers for rainy days such as it faces in the coming day in addressing these daunting economic challenges, the current considerations to revise the budget downward is inevitable. Diversification priorities to alternative sectors such as agriculture, solid minerals, manufacturing and services sectors, should be further intensified. In the event that global economy becomes healthier and crude oil prices increases, the government might return to the under recovery of the oil price shortfall by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Basically, the Nigerian government essentially must lead economic diversification drive. It is one practicable way to saddle through the current economic uncertainties and instabilities. The consequences of covid-19 pandemic should further offer the Nigerian economic managers and policy makers is that the one-tracked, monolithic reliance on oil is failing.
    Some of the demand factors include social distancing with consumers staying at home, limitations in spending and declining consumptions. On the supply side, factories are shutting down or cutting down production and output, while in other instances, staff work from home to limit physical contact.
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The Role of the Nigeria governmen and Citizens in tackling the COVID-19
pandemic on the Nigeria economy
Corona virus disease which is otherwise know as COVID-19 is a health disease and it is contagious. It is a deadly disease that spread rapidly. Just like virus multiply in its host same way corona virus spread because it is viral
In Addition, Government and citizens play its own role in a particular country, the role of government maybe different from the role of the citizen because they are superior in a country. The role of government in tackling COVID-19 pandemic in a given economy (particularly Nigeria) is basically on three main reasons;
a. Provide hospitality
b. Adequate treatment
c. Enlightenment
Providing hospitality by Nigeria government to their citizen. Hospitality means treatment of guest, basically our government should provide or build hospital in the areas affected by COVID-19 for adequate treatment and government should employ a professional doctor to take good care of those affected in order to demote the spread of this disease.
Adequate treatment is another criterion, government should provide adequate treatment to the affected citizens. If there is no hospital to specialise on COVID-19.
The third one is enlightenment, our government should enlight us on this disease and the preventive measures. Government should announce the disease in both language specifically English and Yoruba language on any media for communication, because not every citizens understand English language.
The current stay-indoor by the government due to this deadly disease is another problem created in Nigeria. The idea is logically food and on one hand is bad. The reason is that staying home doing nothing having nothing to eat can create an avenue for different illness to the body. The other side, staying indoor can reduce the spread of the disease, because of this disease can spread through handshake, hugs and so on. But staying indoor can reduce its contact. There is nothing in life that has advantage and did not have disadvantage.
For a country to be developed, not only the impact or the role of the government but also the role of the citizen too. So, let's talk about the role of the citizen in tackling this disease.
People always say; Prevention is better than cure. The reason for this is that, when government are doing theirs, citizen too should not relent. We citizen should take preventive care to our body for us to live longer.
Citizen will be aware of this disease and they too can do what suppose to be done, citizen should lean from shaking, hugging, kissing and lots more or staying beside someone that sneeze and cough simultaneously. Citizen should wear nose mask to prevent the contact of the disease. This disease can affect over one thousands people just in a day if the citizen are not careful of what they are entitled to. Wearing nose mask and glove may inhibit the spread but will not cure the disease. Citizen should be aware of the people they move with and be watchful of the food they consume.
And as at this time citizen should cook a healthy food not contaminated one due to deficiency of capital. Evenly, government should provide capital to the citizen (I.e all citizen of the country), the reason is this having no money and yoy are staying indoor can cause another thing entirely. And we citizen of different belief should pray on this deadly disease and pray for help to our leaders.
A pastor, cleric and herbalist they are all citizen they too should pray and perform miracle they used to do before this disease arrived. And to our leaders, they should provide adequate food stuffs in affordable prices for the citizen so as not to lead them from not consuming healthy foods.
If our country can be like China who built an hospital for COVID-19 patient and robots are giving them drugs and foods to be taking in the morning , afternoon and night, because it is well said that the disease come from China. Our government should reason with their citizen suffering from the disease and take proper care of them so that it would not get spread more than this
For a country to be develope , developing and underdeveloped it is in the hands of the citizen of that country.
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  • xavier: The Role of the Nigerian Government and Citizens in Tackling the COVID 19 Crisis

    The World has been overwhelmed with the a pandemic of a deadly Virus in recent times, the Corona Virus, formally known as COVID 19. The Virus Outbreak begun in Wuhan, China and now has spread out to other parts of the World. The Outbreak has occurred in Nigeria and now has increased fear among Its citizens. Meanwhile, this can be tackled if the government work together with it’s citizens.
    Firstly, It is important that the people are properly informed of the whole situation. Hence the government should ensure a proper dissemination of information to the Citizens especially those living in rural areas. This can be done through use of media and public announcements. The information should entail how the virus can be contacted and how to control it’s spread. This will go a long way of keeping the people informed about the threat of the Virus to human life.
    Having informed the people, Since the spread rate has required that a state of emergency and restriction of movement across the country, It is important that the Citizens are kept safe and their well-being is been cared for. The Nation’s government can ensure this by providing security personnels at strategic positions to ensure safety of citizens. A security helpline could also be put in place for this purpose. Making provision for Food for the citizens would also help care for their well-being.
    In addition, the government can help care for the well-being of the citizens by ensuring the hospitals and health care centers around the country are properly equipped to fight this deadly virus. The necessary facilities for testing and carrying out treatment on infected patients should be made available. Facilities that are able to house, care and provide adequate treatment.
    The Citizens also have a very important role to play to help in combating this disease. There are too adhere to instructions from health personnels and comply with the restrictions set on their movements in order to avoid the spread.
    With all these actions taken place, the further spread of this virus would be controlled and thereby reducing the severe effects that can result from this virus. In no time, the nation would recover from this pandemic.
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  • Abisola fanijo: The Role Of The Nigerian Government And Citizens In Tackling The Covid 19 crisis
    Meaning of covid 19:This is an infectious and deadly disease and if not properly taken care of can lead to massive deaths.
    Covid 19 has also led to the retrenchment of workers and staff which however affects their salaries which is a major cause of Unemployment.

    Roles of the Nigerian government in tackling covid 19 crisis
    1.There should be lockdown of cities to curb covid 19: To avoid the spread of covid 19,there should be an emergency protocol that will force people to stay home.
    But in a situation whereby people are being asked not to come out, market places closed,how do the government expect this kind of people to survive.
    For any country to be on emergency protocol, requirements ought to be made and provisions during their stay at home.
    Most countries do make these requirements for their citizens but in Nigeria there is nothing to write home about.
    How will you tell people to stay in their homes whereby provisions are not being made for them during the lockdown this is strange. However,the lockdown usually last for fourteen days(14) and as Nigeria a developing country with a mono economy where the rate if poverty is higher compared to the rich.
    Government needs to analyse all these by provision of food, Money to be sent through BVN to everyone,care, electricity, adequate social facilities,all these needs are to be put on consideration by the government.
    Itsn't about lock down of cities, it's about their means of survival at that particular period of lockdown.Some people might even die of hunger,the government needs to take care of these needs so as to boost their stay at home during the lockdown.
    2.Provision of health care facilities and equipments:
    Ventilators should be provided in all hospitals incase of insurgencies so as to prevent the spread.
    Alot of money were donated by billionaires across the country as well as donations made by banks.Inspite of this money donated to the government there hasn't been any change or improvement, alot of celebrities like Toyin Abraham donated food stuffs likewise Runtown who also gave out some cash to the needy.
    Government needs yo work on this and also the need to consider an extensive stimulus package to reverse the economic damage of the crisis.
    3. Public Enlightenment: There should be adequate awareness of this virus so as to reduce the spread. The risk,causes,effects, prevention, should be made known to everyone.
    As for now there is no vaccine against this disease but the drugs to be used quarantine the infected.

    Roles of citizens
    1.Obedience:Citizens should be able to obey the rules set aside by the government to curb the
    spread of to this disease. Nevertheless if there is any need for emergency protocol, citizens should obey so as to avoid discrimination.
    2. Protection: Citizens that on lockdown or not, should try as much as possible yo use sanitizers , washing the hand thoroughly, using of masks,and to try as much as possible to prevent this disease from spreading
    In conclusion,the government and it citizens, infact all individuals can help to stop the spread of this disease.
    All that the government needs to provide like Masks, sanitizers,foods, should be provided for free because most people can't even afford it,like i stated earlier that the rate of poverty is higher when compared to the rich.

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**The possible effect of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria economic*
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COVID-19 is a deadly virus that has killed millions of people,there are some many effect of COVID-19 apart from killing.
Firstly,it would lead to financial crisis,A lot of money has been spent just to curb this virus there would be a time that they wouldn't be money anymore, and people would have to struggle and fend for themselves. After the virus has successfully been curbed there would still be financial crisis to move the country because money has been really spent to curb it ,then you see countries selling what they have to get one thing.
High death rate is also another factor,some countries can't afford to buy the necessary medical gadgets to take care of their citizens,then the disease would spread continually and lead to hight death rate.
Starvation is one great factor too, the government's are imposing lockdowns, without them even assisting the poor,the middle class people maybe able to stock food in their homes for the crisis period but after a long period of time that they do not have anything to feed on, how would they survive??
Waste of perishable goods, Traders are now expected to stay indoor, some of them have perishable goods in their shop which might cost them millions to purchase or they purchased it on credit.
Inflation too is also a very great factor,due to this virus out-break things would be costly that even the middle-class can merely afford to purchase what they would consume,then things would turn around and be "the higher the price the higher the demand" because people would want to eat at all cost.
Finally it leads to economic meltdown which literarily makes an economy to recede as demand becomes sluggish, real output falling and unemployment rising.
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  • emmy: The Possible Effect Of Covid -19 On Nigerian Economy.
    The first case of Covid-19 erupted in Whuhan China.it no news that the virus transmission is through human to human .
    Not only Nigeria has been affected by this so called pandemic but has stretched it infectious tentacle to over 150 countries pushing the amount of confirmed cases to a million and thousands of death recorded....
    Now let bring our focus to Nigeria and the impact it would have on our Economy at large,Nigeria trying all it best to reduce or end the effects of Corona virus, and has adopted some strategies and created awareness of what this virus may cause. Some of this steps and awareness given by the Nigerian government are .
    1.social distancing
    2.washing hands with soap and water for about 30 seconds
    3.frequent use of hand sanitizer
    4.reporting of any suspicious cases of covid-19
    5.putting the state on lock down ,that is restrictions or movement.
    Now let discuss what this steps or precautionary steps could cause the Nigerian economy.

    1.The oil industry or market: Nigerian which her source of major income is in the trading of oil,now the decline in oil demands will give the Nigerian oil market a big blow leading to loss of billions of naira that is to go into the pocket of the country.
    2.Recession:this can be define as a difficult time
    for the economy of a country, when there is less trade and industrial activity than usual and more people are unemployed. With Nigerians on lockdown, this is bound to happen soon.
    3.Shutting down of some companies:Since Nigerians are on lockdown, some companies will experience low level of patronage ,pushing the company to close down which may lead to loss of jobs .
    4.Educational disruption: there is no doubt that this pandemic will definitely affect the education sectors,due to the closure of schools to reduce the effect of the virus
    5.Health sector:if Nigeria continues to get more confirmed cases of this virus,knowing the status of our health sector it may push it to the limit just like Italy and US that are in need of medical supplies and health workers.
    We pray our case doesn't reach that height and necessary measures should be taken by all Nigerians.
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  • Oseni: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

    It is now known that the global world have been waging war against the pandemic virus known as the COVID-19,which has left most Countries of the world defeated while others are still striving to win the war despite the posing threat it might have caused leading to the global economy to slow or fall into recession, exacerbating extreme poverty and hunger.
    A spokeperson once said "If men were angels then no government would be neccessary".The need for government arises as a result of people lnhabiting,interacting and working together in a definite area which may constitute to conflict as a result of different kinds living together thereby the need to maitain peace and security is in the hands of the government.
    Government and NGOs are embedded with measures aim at curtailling the spread of COVID-19 amongst which includes:
    ⚫Provision of Medical facilities with modernised equipment for combating emergence of the called virus is neccessary.Do we have enough or are we efficiently equipped to fight this battle?. These are the questions begging for answers at this crucial moment.
    Hand sanitizers,nosecovers,hand gloves should be Subsidized at lower rate and also produced at large in order to combat the virus.
    In a country where the middle class and the lower class are conveniently able to get them at affordable prices are in a better chance to eradicate the virus than the others
    ⚫Creating Awareness and informing the masses of the safety measures intended to curb the virus.
    The government create awareness in the sense that information regarding the present state of the country is made known to the masses and also are advising them on regular handwashing,hand sanitizing,also cleaning of surfaces the virus may have contacted with,informing them of the risk that comes with touching public utilities,in addition to maintaining social distancing.
    ⚫Placing ban on importation of goods and services from highly invested regions. measures should be taken to ensure adherence to the law and violaters should be sanctioned.
    ⚫Provision of basic social amenities as a form of palliative measure for the masses; A good balanced diet is highly required by the body at this crucial moment in effectively combating the virus. How well are we fighting the virus itself when the masses are hungry especially during the lockdown,the means of providing the citizens a door-to-door services supplementing food stuffs and other basic needs during the period is saddled with the goverment.
    ⚫Providing maximum security; maximum security are observed in the process of the lock down ensuring strict adherence to the rules laid down and also to ensure that the citizens life's and properties are safeguarded at all times,a maximum security will not just help to safe guard but also to eliminate the chances of the widespread of COVID-19 by ensuring and baning social activities.
    No man is good enough to govern another man without others consent,this gives room for the citizens participation as well.For a country to wage war,to triumph in tackling the COVID-19 crisis also comes along with the citizens enshrouded with the responsibilities such as,regular handwashing,handsanitising,social distancing,taking safety measures when handling public utillities
    You only live once but if you do it right,once is enough.HELP SAVE THE WORLD !
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  • Mr.LOG..😘😍😉: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION

    In 2003, a disease (severe acute respiratory syndrome) caused by a coronavirus was discovered in Southern China and spread rapidly to more than two dozen countries across the world, infecting over 8,000 people and killing 774 before it could be contained in 2004. Fifteen years later, another corona virus caused disease (Covid-19) was discovered in Wuhan China. Why always China? Covid-19 is a coronavirus disease that infects humans, typically causing upper respiratory infection, and when it gets worse can lead to lower respiratory infection which could be life threatening. The virus spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, touching a contaminated object or surface and many more. The illness caused by most coronaviruses usually lasts a short time and is characterized by sneezing, sore throat, feeling unwell, coughing, difficulty in breathing and fever. No treatment yet for covid-19, but some preventive measures against the virus (Covid-19) can be established.

    •Awarness
    There are some people in some part of the world that do not believe in the existence of covid-19, even in some countries that have reported cases. This may be unbelievable, but it is true. I was in a barber shop on Saturday to make my hair, while waiting for my turn I decided to engage the barber in a discussion about covid-19 and why he opened his shop. He said, and I quote, "see oga make I tell you the koko, no coronavirus for Nigeria, na our money they won chop in the name of say them they fight corona virus". Hence, people need to be aware of the existence of this disease, otherwise any measure established and implemented to fight the disease will be unproductive. Awareness can be made through International, national and local public health authority. It's after a rigorous awareness has been made, that people can now be educated on what covid-19 really is.
    •Education
    It should be known that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory syndrome which can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing, touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching your face e.t.c. It can be transmitted form one person to another through body contact (handshake, kiss, e.t.c). "People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover."(WHO). Is COVID-19 a death sentence? No. Has reported by UNICEF, 99% of the people killed by COVID-19 were either old, or suffered an underlying disease like diabetes, asthma, e.t.c. People need to be educated on what to do to protect themselves and protect others by doing some certain things which include the following:
    •Washing hands regularly
    Regularly and thoroughly washing hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water kills viruses that may be on your hands.

    •Maintaining social distancing

    Maintaining at least 1 metre distance between oneself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing prevents one from inhaling the sprayed small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus.

    •Practice respiratory hygiene
    People should be educated on how to follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering of mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then disposing the used tissue immediately. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from COVID-19.
    Anyone who feels unwell should stay home. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

    •Government Role
    The community leaders and religious leaders should be sensitised. Health facilities should be provided and upgraded. Medical workers or care givers should also be sensitised. Legislation should be put in place against things that could make the efforts towards combating the virus fruitless.
    •Conclusion
    It's better to die of hunger, than to die of a disease which can make one's carcass a virus.This is a global problem that requires a global fight. We all need to take responsibility. Raise awareness, educate people and show them how it's done by following the preventive measures. Be informed. Be smart. Be safe and be ready to fight COVID-19.
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1 month ago
PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION

In 2003, a disease (severe acute respiratory syndrome) caused by a coronavirus was discovered in Southern China and spread rapidly to more than two dozen countries across the world, infecting over 8,000 people and killing 774 before it could be contained in 2004. Fifteen years later, another corona virus caused disease (Covid-19) was discovered in Wuhan China. Why always China? Covid-19 is a coronavirus disease that infects humans, typically causing upper respiratory infection, and when it gets worse can lead to lower respiratory infection which could be life threatening. The virus spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, touching a contaminated object or surface and many more. The illness caused by most coronaviruses usually lasts a short time and is characterized by sneezing, sore throat, feeling unwell, coughing, difficulty in breathing and fever. No treatment yet for covid-19, but some preventive measures against the virus (Covid-19) can be established.

•Awarness
There are some people in some part of the world that do not believe in the existence of covid-19, even in some countries that have reported cases. This may be unbelievable, but it is true. I was in a barber shop on Saturday to make my hair, while waiting for my turn I decided to engage the barber in a discussion about covid-19 and why he opened his shop. He said, and I quote, "see oga make I tell you the koko, no coronavirus for Nigeria, na our money they won chop in the name of say them they fight corona virus". Hence, people need to be aware of the existence of this disease, otherwise any measure established and implemented to fight the disease will be unproductive. Awareness can be made through International, national and local public health authority. It's after a rigorous awareness has been made, that people can now be educated on what covid-19 really is.
•Education
It should be known that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory syndrome which can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing, touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching your face e.t.c. It can be transmitted form one person to another through body contact (handshake, kiss, e.t.c). "People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover."(WHO). Is COVID-19 a death sentence? No. Has reported by UNICEF, 99% of the people killed by COVID-19 were either old, or suffered an underlying disease like diabetes, asthma, e.t.c. People need to be educated on what to do to protect themselves and protect others by doing some certain things which include the following:
•Washing hands regularly
Regularly and thoroughly washing hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water kills viruses that may be on your hands.

•Maintaining social distancing

Maintaining at least 1 metre distance between oneself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing prevents one from inhaling the sprayed small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus.

•Practice respiratory hygiene
People should be educated on how to follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering of mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then disposing the used tissue immediately. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from COVID-19.
Anyone who feels unwell should stay home. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

•Government Role
The community leaders and religious leaders should be sensitised. Health facilities should be provided and upgraded. Medical workers or care givers should also be sensitised. Legislation should be put in place against things that could make the efforts towards combating the virus fruitless.
•Conclusion
It's better to die of hunger, than to die of a disease which can make one's carcass a virus.This is a global problem that requires a global fight. We all need to take responsibility. Raise awareness, educate people and show them how it's done by following the preventive measures. Be informed. Be smart. Be safe and be ready to fight COVID-19.
  • ameer: The possible effects on covid 19 Pendamic.
    Before i start i will like to tell us some important lesson lernt in the covid out break which are as follow:

    1. United States is no longer the world's leading country.
    2. China won the 3rd World War without firing a missile and no one could handle it.
    3. Europeans are not as educated as they appear.
    4. We can survive vacations without trips to Europe and USA.
    5. Rich people are in fact less immune to diseases than the poor.
    6. Human beings are opportunistic and despicable no matter their socioeconomic position when prices are rising.
    7. No Pastor, Rabai, Mullah, Alfa or Pandit saved patients. Doctors and healthcare workers did.
    8. Human beings are the real viruses on the planet.
    9. We sure can spend Billions of Dollars on the poor without red- tapism.
    10. Health professionals are worth more than sports' persons and entertainers.
    11. Oil is worthless in a society without consumption.
    12. How animals feel in the zoo.
    13. The planet regenerates quickly without humans at play.
    14. Majority of people can work from home.
    15. We and the kids can survive without junk food.
    16. Prisoners in jail for petty crimes can be released.
    17. Living a hygienic life is not difficult.
    18. Only women should not know how to cook.
    19. There are a lot of good people in the World.
    20. If you build more schools and make them free, you will have to construct less hospitals and probably prisons.
    21.Media is just manipulative and opportunistic.
    22. Fame, wealth and position are vanity.
    23. Health is indeed wealth

    Fnancial theories during health pandemic period.

    comments/forecasts:

    1. Future Income
    2. Expenditures
    3. Debts
    4. Assets/Investments

    *Future Income*:
    Whether you like it or not, your current level of income cannot be guaranteed into the distant future.

    Yes, for the next one to three months, but if this pandemic continues, I foresee organizations telling their staff that they can only pay half or quarter or zero salary until things get back to normal.

    For this reason, my advice is that you should guard whatever money you have jealously because if the pandemic persists, many businesses will collapse, and the multiplier effects will be great.

    As I write, some establishments have even asked their employees to commence some weeks of leave without pay.

    But then, usually, during or after a crisis like the one we are witnessing, new businesses will also spring up as learnings from the crisis.

    More people will be hired on part- time basis and many businesses will be conducted on-line etc. Existing businesses may be remodelled.

    *Expenditures*:
    Interestingly, expenses will be on the rise!

    The problem here is that "fixed" expenses like food items and medicines will continue to rise due to their scarcity (whether real or artificial).

    Other expenses like rent (for those in rented apartments), electricity, transportation, fuel, toiletries, etc. will also be affected.

    As basic and trivial as bathing soap or toothpaste are, their prices may also rise.

    At this point in time, there is need to review your living/survival expenses.

    Frugal spending should take the place of reckless or spontaneous spending. Proper/rational planning should be in place now.

    If you think it's going to rain
    for forty days and forty night but goes to ninety days and ninety nights, what will happen?

    I tell family & friends to plan for a MINIMUM of six months.

    If a solution is found to the problem that we are experiencing now (a vaccine), then the better for everyone.

    *Debts*:
    Taking and spending money borrowed is equivalent to spending future income today.

    With the prevailing global uncertainty, this is evidently the worst time to borrow ..., except of course for survival! For businesses, this is the wrong period for borrowing and doing so will be tantamount to business suicide.

    Any individual that borrows for the purpose of starting a new business or for expansion of its existing business may be in for a rough time.

    Except your business is in the food chain, and other essential or fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), then it will be unwise to borrow now.

    Meanwhile, if you do not have money to stock your house with food under the current situation, please look for friendly loan to do so.

    However, a salary advance from the bank is not the right decision to make.

    I must also add that borrowing to invest in capital assets at this time is also not the right path to take.

    *Assets/Investments*:
    It is time to begin to reap what has been sown ... . It is also the time to sow slowly or sparingly.

    It is the time to take a critical look at different available seeds and be selective in sowing them.

    Some investments will continue to drop fruits despite this pandemic while some are already in jeopardy and their value nearly wiped out.

    Very soon, we will begin to see many tenants owing landlords.

    So if you are planning based on expected rental income, please develop plan B).

    We will continue to see the value of companies’ equity shares crashing, foreign currencies losing value, exchange rate of Naira to other currencies will continue to worsen, etc.

    Be cautious how you invest your money at this time so that you do not burn your fingers.

    The general advice is to put your money in an investment that will at least retain its value even if it does not grow.

    After COVID-19
    Possible assignments/projects when schools finally resume (based on departments)!!

    1. Political Science: The Corona Virus likely may have been a man-made biological weapon to control the world or may have truly been an outbreak as purported by the media. Discuss.

    2. Economics: Discuss the economic effect of the corona virus and how it may/may not have helped shaped the world's industries today. What is the likely outcome of the world economy in 10 years based on this event?

    3. Statistics: In a normal population of 500,000 people, a survey of the number of cases of corona virus was conducted with a sample of 1000 people and the number of corona cases was discovered to be 700. Another survey was carried out with a sample of 2600 and the number was recorded at 800. Using a CI of 95% prove that the number of corona cases is not greater than 700.

    4. History and International Relationship: In what year was corona virus discovered and how was it discovered and by whom? Discuss and give references.

    5. MCB/BCH/MGB/MBG/PSB/ETC: Draw and label a corona virus. Discuss its economic importance and mode of propagation with a diagram.

    6. PIC: Corona Virus is/was said to be cured by a mixture of Chloroquine and **********. Draw the structural and molecular formula of the mixture and what will be the reaction when mixed with HCL and CH3COOH? Give reasons and laboratory procedure.
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  • Reflector: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING
    THE COVID-19 CRISIS.


    So much has happened since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, labelled by scientist COVID-19 because of the year of its discovery in China five to six months ago. We have all watched in absolute horror as the disease spread like wild fire across the world. Not even the remotest outposts have been left unscathed by this rampaging pandemic. With about 1.22 million Coronavirus cases globally and over 66,000 untimely deaths caused by the disease, it has left the living subsisting in morbid fear, suspicious of any and everyone around them, stretched the best healthcare systems to breaking point, led to millions of job losses, catapulted billions into the poverty bracket, and pummelled the world into a recession. The Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis like no other in recorded history.

    ** FUNDING FOR COVID-19
    First, the federal and state government must as a matter of urgency restructure their 2020 budgets by diverting funding meant for capital expenditure to the healthcare sector. All tiers of government will need to stop acting like this is a walk in the park and temporarily abandon infrastructure projects. They must all focus completely on the health and well-being of Nigerians immediately. The federal government could also consider borrowing from the domestic sector if only the Central Bank of Nigeria can relax its rules barring individuals and companies from participating at its weekly OMO Auctions. Financial resources must be deployed like it’s a matter of life and death to hospitals, clinics and makeshift isolation centres springing up across the country.
    More resources are also required for test laboratories in every state of the federation (possibly one in each senatorial zone), ventilators, healthcare workers, ad hoc personnel, protective suits, gloves and masks, among other medical supplies.

    ** PREPARING HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
    It is apparent that Nigerian hospitals and clinics, as well as the personnel that work in them are unprepared for the Coronavirus from a professional and ethical point of view. The federal and state Ministries of Health must compel all hospitals and clinics operating in the 36 states and Abuja, including clinics in the 774 local government areas in the country, to isolate or cordon off sections of their clinics and hospitals to accommodate and cater to patients who walk in exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms so that they can be treated and tested.

    ** SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LOCK DOWNS

    Since the onset of COVID-19, social distancing and lock downs, as recommended by health authorities and scientists the world over, have been the hardest to achieve. It is a battle all countries are contending with and struggling to implement. I watched the daily briefing on the Corona pandemic given by Mr. Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the State of New York last week, where he lamented that social distancing was proving to be a tall order in the Boroughs of Queens, The Bronx and Brooklyn in New York city. According to him, all three boroughs had thousands and possibly millions of families living in one-room or two-room dwellings, rendering social distancing impossible, Keep a safe distance by Avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

    ** OPTIMIZING SCARCE RESOURCES
    Another area worth looking into is the need for all tiers of government and the health authorities to stem the waste of limited resources at their disposal needed to confront the Coronavirus. While not wishing the virus on anyone, it is disheartening to see top government functionaries and politicians such as the Central Bank of Nigeria governor Godwin Emefiele, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his family, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro announcing that they have tested negative for COVID-19.
    If these scare and precious testing kits are being wasted on otherwise healthy-looking government functionaries and the rich, what will be left for ordinary Nigerians that need to be tested? As I write this, so many people trying to reach the COVID-19 helplines are not getting the attention that they need. If anyone in government feels that he/she may have come in contact with an infected person, the same NCDC protocol of self-quarantining for 14 days that applies to other Nigerians should also apply to them, period! During the period of self-quarantine, they can continue to work from home and run their offices. It is only when they start to show symptoms for COVID-19 that they should submit themselves for testing. Otherwise, the testing kits should be preserved for others that need them the most.

    ** CONCLUSION
    Protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you÷
    * Do Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
    * Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
    * Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
    * Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
    Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    ANTHONY REFLECTOR
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    THANKS
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*The Possible Effects of the pandemic COVID-19 on the Nigerian Economy.*

In order to understand the possible effects of COVID-19 on Nigerian Economy, we need to understand what COVID-19 is all about. COVID-19 is an unseen disease that is infectious caused by a virus and also exhibits symptoms like difficulty in breath, dry cough, high fever. I was surprised when I was told corona virus exists in an essential biology textbook and I had to confirm it. Page 201.'' Micro organism around us''
What are the possible effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian Economy?. Nigerian Economy as we all know is ranked as the 27th largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and 22nd largest in terms of purchasing power.
Firstly, the Corona virus is already taking its toll on the economy as government at all levels are struggling for survival because Federal Government, National Assembly has slashed their 2020 budgets.
On the masses, with the lockdown and restriction of movements, businesses may fold up, if this pestilence persists, some will lose their jobs as companies won’t be able to pay workers without doing anything.
Secondly, Corona virus has already reduced the price of petrol per barrel and with this, Nigeria is heading towards recession as no alternative is being suggested.
Thirdly, damage will be severe in the coming years. Advanced countries have been facing economic meltdown already. Reports even shows on CNN that the world is likely in recession Analyst as the UB say the world $80 trillion economy will decline by $1 trillion to $2 trillion.
Conclusively, it's pertinent to know that global economy are now in their similar states as their public health services.
  • Promisezuby: THE ROLE OF NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
    INTRODUCTION: Corona virus also known as COVID-19 is a rapid growing pandemic world wide.The disease has its origin in Wuhan, China in December 2019. There are currently 1,282,391 cases recorded globally as at 11:33 Monday 6th April 2020 with 70,183 deaths and 269,496 recovered . In our country Nigeria there are about 234 cases recorded as at 5th March 2020. Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 on February 27 2020. It rose rapidly in China on January 2020. Some symptoms of Corona virus includes fever, prolonged coughing and sneezing.
    The role of Nigerian government and citizens in tackling the COVID-19 includes:
    PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The government and buoyant citizens of Nigeria are expected to provide foodstuffs and financial aid for the citizens. The fact that offices and shops are being shutdown, some citizens who are daily income earners find it difficult to survive. Government provision of food and financial assistance will help the citizens stay at home thereby preventing the spread of the deadly disease. The buoyant citizens of the country are also expected to assist their fellow citizens who are struggling to survive with money and other food items. Some countries of the world have provided for their citizens to enable them stay at home.
    PREVENTIVE MEASURES: Also the Nigerian government and its citizens are to set up preventive measures to help curb the deadly disease. There should be agencies responsible for disease control such as the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) and the (WHO World Health Organization) The agencies will help educate the citizens on the effects of COVID-19 and its symptoms. Since the deadly disease can be contracted through close contact with an infected person, activities that involves being in close contact with people should be strictly banned by the government. The citizens are also to help by keeping distance from everyone around them as the disease may not be noticed between 0-14 days. The NCDC recommends minimum of 2metres away.
    PROVISION OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: The government are to provide healthcare facilities such as ventilators, nose masks, testing kits, isolation centres etc. Since the Corona virus disease also has a symptom of difficulty in breathing, ventilators are to be provided so as to help sustain one's life. There has no been any proven vaccine for the COVID-19. Nose masks will help prevent body fluid from sneezing and coughing from getting in contact with another person. Isolation centres are to be made available in all the states of Nigeria to help prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Most citizens of the country are not buoyant and cannot afford all these items, therefore it is the role of the government to make sure everything are being put in place.
    MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS: Nigerian government are to ensure that its citizens are staying indoor. Luck down of offices, shops and other operating firms are to be strictly enforced. Government should Pay their public workers a certain percentage of their salaries to help them stay at home. Government should provide enabling environment for their citizens such as provision of electricity, water etc, some nature of work can be done at home on the internet but without electricity it cannot be carried out. Government should close all borders, seaports and airports so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the case was recorded from an Italian man who came into the country, if the government had stopped movement into the country there wouldn't be any case of Corona virus in Nigeria today.
    PERSONAL HYGIENE: Citizens are to maintain personal hygiene, wash their hands regularly with soap. The NCDC recommends that citizens should wash their hands regularly with soap and water for about 20 seconds and use alcohol based sanitizer. Citizens should also wash and clean suspected areas.
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  • precious: The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian EconomyThe Global Health Hazards and Economic Impacts of COVID-19
    In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings, the disease named Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19), was described as an infectious disease that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The COVID-19 outbreak has since spread to about 196 countries and territories in every continent and one international conveyance across the globe. While there are ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of infection which is almost entirely driven by human-to-human transmission, it has accounted for over 400,000 confirmed cases with over 18,000 deaths.
    Beyond the tragic health hazards and human consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic uncertainties, and disruptions that have resulted come at a significant cost to the global economy. The United Nations Trade and Development Agency (UNCTAD) put the cost of the outbreak at about US$2 trillion in 2020. Most central banks, finance ministries and independent economic experts around the world have taken solace in the prediction that the impacts might be sharp but short-lived, and economic activities would return to normal thereafter. This line of thought mirrors the thinking of the events that shaped the 2007 global financial crisis. However, it is quite instructive to note that the 2007 crisis which emanated from the United States’ subprime mortgage crisis was mainly an economic phenomenon, with its fallout spreading across many regions of the world. When compared to COVID-19, the 2007 crisis could be described as minor and manageable. The tumultuous events that COVID-19 had spread across the globe cut across every facet of human existence and the consequences may linger beyond the second half of 2020.
    The slowdown in the global economy and lockdown in some countries, such as Italy, Spain and most Eurozone economies and beyond, as a result, COVID-19 has also taken its toll on the global demand for oil. The decline in oil demand is estimated to surpass the loss of nearly 1 million barrels per day during the 2007-08 recession. This is also coming at a time when two key players in the global oil industry – Russia and the OPEC cartel – are at loggerheads on the decision to cut output. The unequivocal oil price war started between these two global oil market giants may have more dire consequences on the oil price that has started to dive. .
    Sector-specific implications and impacts could vary. For example, the impacts on the global aviation and tourism sectors are a result of the implications of the pandemic on global travel. As discretionary spending by consumers continues to decline, cruise companies, hotels, and hospitality are facing declining demand and patronage. For example, in Hungary alone, about 40 to 50% of hotel reservations have been canceled. Also, the pandemic is placing up to 8 million jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector at risk, with travel crashes and cancellations expected to continue. Moody’s Analytics, a rating agency, stated that more than half of the jobs in the United States which is about 80 million may be in jeopardy.
    The virus is also taking its toll on health facilities and infrastructures across the globe. Italy is currently the largest affected country with a number of deaths surpassing China, since the outbreak of coronavirus. Across northern Italy, the virus has pushed the country’s National Health Service to a breaking point, emphasizing the test that other countries, especially developing and low-income countries, might face in their approach to contain the virus spread. Most hospitals and health facilities that could not handle the hazards are resulting to operating below their capacity by taking a few regular health-related cases or shutting down. What could be more devastating is the fact that the economic pains that accompanied the virus might not go away soon as envisaged.
    The conventional policy measures currently being taken such as reducing interest rates and costs of borrowing, tax cuts and tax holidays are quite remarkable. However, these conventional policy measures are quite potent when there are demand shocks. There are limitations to the successes that can be recorded when demand shocks are combined with supply shocks. It is already apparent from the emergence of the current crisis that there are implications on the economy from both the demand and supply sides. Some of the demand factors include social distancing with consumers staying at home, limitations in spending and declining consumptions. On the supply side, factories are shutting down or cutting down production and output, while in other instances, staff work from home to limit physical contact.
    The decision to close educational institutions and schools around the globe in an attempt to contain the pandemic has also led to a soaring number of children, youth and adults not attending schools. According to UNESCO Monitoring report on COVID-19 educational disruption and response, the impact of school closures in the over 100 countries that have implemented the decisions around the world has impacted over half of the global students’ population. These educational disruptions are being escalated particularly for the most vulnerable members of society.
    Bracing up for COVID-19 consequences on the Nigerian economy
    For most developing economies, the odds of sliding into a downturn are gradually expected as the global coronavirus outbreak puts severe pressure on the economy. For Nigeria, the country is still sluggishly grappling with recovery from the 2016 economic recession which was a fall out of global oil price crash and insufficient foreign exchange earnings to meet imports. In the spirit of economic recovery and growth sustainability, the Nigerian federal budget for the 2020 fiscal year was prepared with significant revenue expectations but with contestable realizations. The approved budget had projected revenue collections at N8.24 Trillion, an increase of about 20% from 2019 figure. The revenue assumptions are premised on increased global oil demand and stable market with oil price benchmark and oil output respectively at $57 per barrel and 2.18 Million Barrels Per Day.
    The emergence of COVID-19 and its increasing incidence in Nigeria has called for drastic review and changes in the earlier revenue expectations and fiscal projections. Compared to events that led to recession in 2016, the current state of the global economy poses more difficulties ahead as the oil price is currently below US$30 with projections that it will dip further going by the price war among key players in the industry. Unfortunately, the nation has grossly underachieved in setting aside sufficient buffers for rainy days such as it faces in the coming days. In addressing these daunting economic challenges, the current considerations to revise the budget downward is inevitable. However, certain considerations that are expected in the review must not be left out. The assumptions and benchmarks must be based on realizable thresholds and estimates to ensure optimum budget performance, especially on the non-oil revenue components.
    Furthermore, cutting expenditures must be done such that the already excluded group and vulnerable are not left to bear the brunt of the economic contraction. The economic and growth recovery program which has the aim of increasing social inclusion by creating jobs and providing support for the poorest and most vulnerable members of society through investments in social programs and providing social amenities will no doubt suffers some setbacks. Besides, the downward review of the budget and contractions in public spending could be devastating on poverty and unemployment. The last unemployment report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ranks Nigeria 21st among 181 countries with an unemployment rate of about 23.1%. The country has also been rated as the poverty capital of the world with an estimated 87 million people living on less than $2 a day threshold.
    The decision to cut the retail price of gasoline under a price modulation arrangement is a welcome development. The cut is expected to curb rising inflation, especially food price inflation which will mainly benefit the poor. However, rather than the price capping regime introduced, by which it is expected of the Petroleum Products Price Regulation Agency (PPPRA) to constantly issues monthly guide on appropriate pricing regime. It is expected that the government will use this opportunity to completely deregulate the petroleum industry in line with existing suggestions and reports. In the event that the global economy becomes healthier and crude oil prices increases, the government might return to the under-recovery of the oil price shortfall by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A policy that annually costs the government huge revenue and recurring losses to the NNPC.
    Basically, the Nigerian government essentially must lead economic diversification drive. It is one practicable way to saddle through the current economic uncertainties and instabilities.
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  • Ojie Moses: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

    Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

    The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

    The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

    At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

    HOW IT STARTED

    31 Dec 2019

    China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.

    1 January 2020

    WHO had set up the IMST (Incident Management Support Team) across the three levels of the organization: headquarters, regional headquarters and country level, putting the organization on an emergency footing for dealing with the outbreak.

    4 January 2020

    WHO reported on social media that there was a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province.

    5 January 2020

    WHO published our first Disease Outbreak News on the new virus. This is a flagship technical publication to the scientific and public health community as well as global media. It contained a risk assessment and advice, and reported on what China had told the organization about the status of patients and the public health response on the cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan.

    10 January 2020

    WHO issued a comprehensive package of technical guidance online with advice to all countries on how to detect, test and manage potential cases, based on what was known about the virus at the time.

    Evidence at that time suggested there was “no or limited human-to-human transmission.” Based on experience with SARS and MERS and known modes of transmission of respiratory viruses, infection and prevention control guidance were published to protect health workers recommending droplet and contact precautions when caring for patients, and airborne precautions for aerosol generating procedures conducted by health workers.

    12 January 2020

    China shared the genetic sequence of COVID-19.

    13 January 2020

    Officials confirm case of COVID-19 in Thailand, the first recorded case outside of China.

    14 January 2020

    Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove noted in a press briefing there had been limited human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus (in the 41 confirmed cases), mainly through family members, and that there was a risk of a possible wider outbreak. Dr. Kerkhove noted that human-to-human transmission would not be surprising given our experience with SARS, MERS and other respiratory pathogens.

    20-21 January 2020

    WHO experts from its China and Western Pacific regional offices conducted a brief field visit to Wuhan.

    22 January 2020

    WHO mission to China issued a statement saying that there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan but more investigation was needed to understand the full extent of transmission.

    22- 23 January 2020

    The WHO Director- General convened an Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) to assess whether the outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. The independent members from around the world could not reach a consensus based on the evidence available at the time. They asked to be reconvened within 10 days after receiving more information.

    28 January 2020

    A senior WHO delegation led by the Director-General travelled to Beijing to meet China’s leadership, learn more about China’s response, and to offer any technical assistance.

    While in Beijing, Dr. Tedros agreed with Chinese government leaders that an international team of leading scientists would travel to China on a mission to better understand the context, the overall response, and exchange information and experience.

    11-12 February 2020

    WHO convened a Research and Innovation Forum on COVID-19, attended by more than 400 experts and funders from around the world, which included presentations by George Gao, Director General of China CDC, and Zunyou Wu, China CDC's chief epidemiologist.

    16-24 February 2020

    The WHO-China Joint mission, which included experts from Canada, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore and the US (CDC, NIH) spent time in Beijing and also travelled to Wuhan and two other cities. They spoke with health officials, scientists and health workers in health facilities (maintaining physical distancing).
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Joycechukwu
1 month ago
Preventive Measures Against COVID-19 Facts and Fiction

Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) is as illness caused by a novel Coronavirus now called severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) formerly called 2019-nCoV which was first identified amid an outbreak of respiratory illness cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 was recently termed COVID-19 by the WHO, the new acronym derived from Coronavirus disease 2019. The virus lives on surfaces such as Tables, rails, doorknobs e.t.c. It can spread through contact with an infected person or contaminated surface when they cough or sneeze.
Therefore, the preventive measures against COVID-19 are;
• National body- The government agencies are to set up well equiped isolation centers for infected persons to be quarantined.
• The society- Everyone is expected to
Always wash hands with soap and running water for 20seconds.
Avoid touching the face (mouth,eyes, nose) with unwashed hands.
In cases where water won't be available use hand sanitizer that is alcohol based.
Avoid close contact with people, especially those unwell (you should be 2meters away/Social distancing).
Those with underlying health conditions are advised to stay at home, if they notice they have fever they should call their doctor or a health practitioner.
Flex or bend your elbow (like in a dabbing form) whenever you want to cough or sneeze,cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, then dispose after use.
Disinfect door handles, window handles, chairs or any surface.
If you are coughing or sneezing it is advisable to use face mask or generally when you go out it is advisable you wear face mask to avoid droplets from someone or infected person touching you, then dispose the face mask after use(do not keep it).
For an infected person,the clinical face mask should be worn with the coloured side out, then when you are not sick but want to protect yourself from droplets or germs touching you,the white side should be out.
Face mask should not be removed by touching the surface of the material(cause through that means one can be infected) , but by untieing/pulling out the ropes from your face, then wash your hands.
It is also advisable that you should drink warm water, as the virus cannot survive with hot temperature.

Conclusively, it is important that one should adhere to these preventive measures as it is necessary to fight against COVID-19 and also make sure that he or she makes research to know what's happening in their environment and ensure you stay at home.
  • mel: HI guys i posted my essay like a day ago. And I have only gotten 3 likes. Please beloved I really worked hard on that essay . Please go to page 29 scroll up to see my essay. My name is Mel I wrote on the role Nigerian government and citizens are taking in this covid 19 pandemic . @melThompson thank you beautiful people.❤️
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    Title: MEASURES OF TACKLING THE PANDEMIC

    The most essential role that must be played by any functioning government is to protect and satisfy her citizens.It is said that "united we stand and divided we fall",and that is why the collaboration and co-operation of our country with other countries of the world in fighting this pandemic which for a long time has been the major burden of the world.
    The rule of social distancing and staying home which has been implemented by the government of our country is considered to be one of the greatest measures of preventing the spread of the corona virus. But obviously, the government has has taken it to an astonishing level of killing these offenders. It is true that we blacks are sometimes very stubborn, but we are humans too. Killing thses defaulters doesn't help issues but escalates the issue at hand. They might be outside due to one important reason or the other amd they end up losing their lives doing what the government has failled to do for them. Government of states can be of help by mobilizing vans, trucks and large vehicles with alot of food stuffs and gullible items and supply them to families at their door steps witge the full supervision of kind-hearted and well disciplined security officials. Some families can barely feed themselves and needs to be outside in order to get something on their table and this action could probably be all that they needed to survive during this period.i would advise that proper attention is given to this, in order to ensure that proper peace of mind is guaranteed instead of killing those at home with the shock from the bad attitude displayed by the inconsiderate security officers .
    As humans, and most especially young people, it's almost impossible to keep us indoors doing nothing. Although sometimes we know what to do but need an extra push to bring them out . Online competition with cash prices and maybe an additional scholarship could help boost and increase our creativity and potentials. Proposals without extra pushs are equivalent to having all ingredients ready to be cooked in a pot but no fire to cook them, and if these ingredients are left for long without proper care given them, they end up in the waste bin. Citizens can help by staying at home and saving there strength and acquiring knowledge and skills that will help them retain their jobs. During this moment, most jobs are done online and by the time some companies realize that they aren't coping any more with the payment of their staff, they will have no choice but to sack those who aren't adding any value to their company. So it's advisable that one sits down, recalculate, improve and set new pace and standards for oneself.
    Finally, it is written in the world of God that in the presence of two or more witnesses, a word is established. I believe that if our leaders, pastors ,imams amd ourselves can come together and pray in unity of faith, i believe the result of that action will be beyond medical explanation, because it will dumbfound people of what God will do. It is written in the word of God that if mh people who are called by name shall humble themselves and pray and seek mg face then will i hear from heaven and forgibe their sins and heal their land. Prager is the key, if we can clme together irrespective of our religion and pray to one God, the God of heaven, i believe thag he will not put us to shame.
    I am grateful for the time spent listening to me and I pray that an unforgettable lovely moment of our lives comes true when we apply what os God's command for our country. God bless our home, God bless our father land ,Nigeria Amen.
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Leemah📿
1 month ago
PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF COVID-19 - Facts and Fictions
In December, 2019 a chester of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, china Based on initial laboratory findings the disease named corona virus abbreviated as covid-19). Covid-19 has spread to about 204 countries and territories in every continent with over 224 cases confirmed in Nigeria.
There are numbers of preventive measure is all over the news, which some are based on assumptions too.
The Standard recommendations by medical experts and organization to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are,

Washing of hands
Washing of hands with running water and soap regularly is regarded as the most important of all preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus. According to experts, soap and water is the gold standard for preventing disease.One should wash hands for at least 20-30 seconds.In the context of COVID-19 prevention, you should make sure to wash your hands at the following times:
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- After visiting a public space, including public transportation, markets and places of worship
- After touching surfaces outside of the home, including money
- Before, during and after caring for a sick person= Before and after eating The virus comes encased in a layer of fat, or lipid envelope, which soap can break apart, making you less likely to get infected.

Hand Sanitizers
Using hand sanitizer or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently is another preventive measures of Covid-19. There are many times you should use hand sanitizer, such as before and after touching a surface other people have touched. Be careful not to wipe the sanitizer off before it’s dry. Doing that can make it not as effective in killing germs.
Pharmacies are full of people looking to stock up on hand sanitizer. Demand reached such a fever pitch since the pandemic. When shopping for hand sanitizer, make sure you choose a sanitizer that contains between 60-95% alcohol.

Social distancing
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.So, it is advised that people should keep social distance, and Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Put distance between yourself and other people.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
According to experts, one gets infected when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat.Most often, this happens through your hands, so people are advised to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth especially with unwashed hands. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
Flex elbow while sneezing
The proper sneezing and coughing etiquette is to cover ones mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Importantly, used tissue should be disposed properly immediately.

Staying home when sick
Experts warn that people should stay home if they begin to feel unwell; with mild symptoms such as headache, fever, cough and difficulty breathing and should seek medical attention in advance. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Cleaning and disinfecting Environment
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is another significant way of preventing the spread of covid-19. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

On the flip, some of the assumed preventive measure and most widespread claims are;

Taking Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
There was widespread news that COVID-19 can be cured by taking chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks.Although chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19, fish tank cleaning products that contain chloroquine phosphate are not intended for human use. While chloroquine phosphate can be used to treat malaria, it is a dangerous, lethal poison if not used correctly with a physician. Neither hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine have been proven to definitively work for COVID-19. Preliminary data suggest a small benefit but this has to be validated.

Drinking of hot water
One of the assumed preventive measures that has come under question is the advice to drink warm water to "flush" virus down to the stomach, where digestive acids will kill any virus. Many are drinking hot water because it is said that the virus does not like warm things. So they believe drinking hot water will help kill the virus in our throats before it reaches our lungs.

Eating of Garlic and ginger
Another fake health advice about the Covid-19 is eating garlic to prevent infection. The WHO (World Health Organization) says that while it is "a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties", there's no evidence that eating garlic and ginger can protect people from the new corona virus.

Drinking water every 15 minutes
Professor Trudie Lang at the University of Oxford says there is "no biological mechanism" that would support the idea that you can just wash a respiratory virus down into your stomach and kill it. So it is not proven that drinking water every 15 minutes to flush out any virus that might have entered the mouth.
Every Nigerians must TAKE RESPONSIBILITY in eradicating this virus.
Thank you
  • The Grandmaster1: The Role of the Nigerian Government and Citizens in Tackling the COVID 19 Crisis

    Spreading like wildfire and causing damages to health, economy and businesses of people, countries and the world, the novel coronavirus will go down as one of the world's most lethal viruses that has caused a gridlock in operations of all sorts all over the world. The outbreak which began in Wuhan, late December 2019, has rapidly spread across the world and can only be combated with all hands on deck. With a quick transmission prowess, the virus can spread to over a thousand people in just a day and lasts longer on surfaces. It has also be discovered that one of its painful symptoms is shortness of breath, which poses a lot of risks to asthmatic patients. The virus also has an unfortunate edge on people with underlying diseases and can spread through their body system faster than an average healthy person. While there are vigorous attempts round laboratories in the world to find a cure, we can only prevent ourselves from contracting the deadly virus, by enforcement of personal hygiene, and other guidelines laid down by the WHO. Nigeria, which has also been hit by this killer Virus, has been affected gruesomely with just less than three hundred cases, forcing its capital territory and one of its economically bustling states, Lagos, to go on lockdown. With the August visitor now present in the country, the citizens and the government therefore have to collaborate with each other, to ensure a smooth eradication of the virus.

    The government on its part should ensure strict compliance with the laid down rules, whilst providing relief for the citizens in every aspect. It is not news that the Federal government has been releasing intervention funds through the Central Bank and also providing relief materials to citizens. Although, a commendable move it is, there is not enough efficiency to make sure that these provisions are made available to over half of the population. Many people have taken to social media handles to comment on how they have not received any of the said provisions, which does not speak well of the government, which of course is being monitored closely by international bodies in trying times like this. Also, talking about the "Nigerian government" does not involve only the Federal government. The state government also have their parts to play, especially states affected by the virus, to make sure that people are compensated for being asked to stay at home. In the area of health and contact tracing, the government should work hand in hand with health institutions and adopt safe and rapid methods to make sure that any suspected persons are tested in record time. Taking South Korea as an example, its government involved the use of Artificial intelligence, by tracking the mobile phones of citizens in order to get accurate information on who might and might not be infected. While the efforts of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is commendable, they must make sure that the isolation centres and their equipments meet international standard in order to provide adequate services to ensure quick response to treatment by the patients. The government should also use the law enforcement agencies as care givers to the people, shedding off some of the work on health workers. In countries like Azerbaijan, the Police have asked the citizens to send a text message whenever they only need to seek medical care and buy food. This will ease the fear of dying of hunger on less privileged citizens. Finally, the government should be transparent in its utilisation of donations in cash and kind by well meaning people.

    As citizens of Nigeria should, we are also saddled with a greater responsibility of observing the laid down procedure for preventing the virus. Staying at home, washing of hands and avoiding crowded places, gives no room for the virus to spread and further saving the government the burden of having to do more. It is not news that rich and renowed Nigerians have proven themselves worthy of their reputation by donations of all sorts. This move is not limited to rich Nigerians alone. In Turkey, people left packs of food, snacks and even water, on the streets, for poor people. We can also adopt such mentality, by giving to those who need one thing or the other.
    Above all, we should continue to follow all laid down regulations, observe personal hygiene, avoid blame games, pray and hope that the virus is fought off our motherland. ONE NATION, BOUND IN FREEDOM, PEACE AND UNITY.
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  • Ikexhukwu: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID 19: MYTH AND FICTION


    Myth1: People living in tropical regions don't have to worry about catching the new coronavirus, because such viruses don't survive in warmer climates. COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
    Myth2: The only people who have to worry about contracting, or dying, from COVID-19 are the elderly. This virus doesn't infect children or healthy adults.
    Early research in the United States shows that COVID-19 can develop and result in severe disease among people of all ages. Social distancing is universally recommended to slow the spread of the virus.

    Myth3: The U.S. has developed a vaccine against the new coronavirus. The director of NIAID (National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease) has estimated that this process will take 12 to 18 months from March 2020, and that a commercial vaccine would not be available until after that.
    Myth4: While some western, traditional, or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.
    Myth5: Antibiotics are effective against the new coronavirus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work.

    Myth 6: If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a health care provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing or one is unavailable), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
    If you are not sick: Facemasks are in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers. The CDC now recommends wearing clotInfections often begin after we’ve been exposed to thousands or millions of viral particles, so sweeping a few down the throat is unlikely to have much of an impact. h face coverings in public settings, however surgical masks and n95 respirators should still be reserved for healthcare.
    Myth 7: The novel coronavirus was viable up to 72 hours after being placed on stainless steel and plastic.
    It was viable up to four hours after being placed on copper, and up to 24 hours after being put on cardboard.
    Myth 8: Infections often begin after we’ve been exposed to thousands or millions of viral particles, so sweeping a few down the throat is unlikely to have much of an impact.
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  • Favour: Preventive Measures Against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered corona virus.
    Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Although older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
    The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person sneezes or coughs; Reason why we should practice respiratory etiquette (For example, by coughing with a flexed elbow). Rumour has it that parcels coming from China like coins, credit cards may hold the Corona virus and then transmit it to other countries. Pathogen germs don't survive for long, meaning that the trace of the virus will die before getting to its final destination. Hence, these parcels can't transmit the corona virus.
    Currently, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. That is why we all should practice accurate preventive measures to avoid catching the corona virus disease.
    Situations like the ongoing corona virus pandemic always give rise to confusion. This gives people opportunity to create as well as disseminate wrong information about that situation. Hopefully, this enlightens you thoroughly on the facts and fiction deducted from this outbreak.
    First of all, aligning with internet sources, there was a time Donald Trump's conviction led him to think, as well as the masses to believe, that the corona virus wouldn't be able to survive warmer spring time temperature. Yet, the corona virus made its way to Africa (countries like Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria) where the pandemic is ongoing as well. Some individuals also believe that cold weather and snow can kill the virus. Fact is, you can catch the COVID-19 virus no matter how sunny or hot the weather is, or how cold the weather is; long as you're in a position of catching the virus. Even taking a hot bath is useless. To protect yourself, make sure you wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. This is because when you rub your hands on a surface that possibly has the virus, your hand will pick it up, and then transfer it to your eyes, nose and mouth.
    Secondly, being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing does not guarantee that you're free from the corona virus disease. Rather than causing problems for your health, the best way to confirm if you have the virus producing COVID-19 disease is with a laboratory test. Therefore, avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.
    Third point is, Antibiotics work against bacteria, not viruses. That is why corona patients, as well as healthy individuals using pneumonia vaccines to stop or prevent the corona virus, are wasting their time. It doesn't help. Rather, you wash your hands regularly with soap and water as mentioned earlier, for 20 seconds at least or clean your hands with an alcohol-based rub. This is because alcohol-based rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
    Rumours have spread concerning Youth immunity against the corona virus. Do not be deceived into thinking this is true; Anyone can get the virus. Rather, you should say that medically challenged persons are more likely to catch the virus. Being in a fragile state influences the ability of a body to fight infections. This is why old people are more succeptible to the disease. Therefore, we should try and implement social distancing. Social distancing is a preventive measure implemented during pandemics like the corona virus pandemic whereby people are advised to maintain at least 1metre (3 feet) distance between themselves and anyone coughing or sneezing. Why? When anyone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the virus if the person is infected.
    Washing your hands with children's urine or rubbing sesame oil all over your body is fruitless. Rather, use sanitizers. Sanitizers with 60 percent alcohol is recommended to rub on your hands. Corona virus cannot be transferred through mosquito bites either.
    Currently, there's an international lockdown, all over the world (in affected areas) to curb the spread of the corona virus. If there is a need to go outside one's home, wear a face mask. Before going out, clean your hand with an alcohol-based rub or with soap and water as mentioned earlier. For directions, ensure that there's no gap between your face and the mask. When out, avoid touching the mask. The use of the face mask is to protect your nose, and to protect other people. Do not remove the face mask to sneeze or cough. Sneeze and cough within the face mask. When home, remove the face mask from behind and discard immediately.
    If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early, so as to be admitted early.
    Stay informed and follow advice given by your health care provider (if any).


    STAY SAFE, LIVE SAFE, and inform unaware persons.

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  • Ope: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN IN TACKLING THE COVID19 CRISIS
    Presently in Nigeria there is a virus called COVID 19 that has also discovered in many countries which is easy transmitted virus (COVID19). Nigerian government have educated people about this virus on how is getting transfer and how people contact this virus through the media like television, Radio and social medias so that everybody will aware of this virus and how they will protect themselves of getting rid of this virus.
    Furthermore government have also blocked the internal and external travel (between countries) to shun of spreading this virus because this virus was brought down to Nigerian by returning especially Nigerian people that are living in outside the countries. Also government mandates that all tertiary institution should close their school such as universities, polytechnic, and colleges in order to avoid the huge spreading of this virus.
    Moreover the Nigerian made huge contribution of monies from different areas of Nigerian to protect against this COVID19 in order not to exceeding the limit or above the expectation. View of the contributor will be mention as follows:
    Businessman: Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Toney O Elumelu e.t.c. Banks: Access bank, GT bank, Zenith bank, e.t.c with Atiku Abubakar, NNPC and many more.
    Also both Nigerian people and government have made provision of buildings for treatment of this virus (COVID19) and some standard hospital for better treatment which some people has recover from this virus most especially in Lagos state and they have returned to their various houses.
    Certainly Nigerian have made tangible and tremendous efforet on the issue of this virus (COVID19) but Nigerian should not relent and they should come together to prevent this virus to a very reasonable extent so they can overcome this virus.
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Gaby
1 month ago
The Role of the Nigerian Government and Citizens in Tackling the Covid19 Crisis.


It’s quite unfortunate that the Coronavirus outbreak which start in China has found it’s way into Nigeria.
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (through coughing and sneezing), and by touching surfaces
contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, nose, eyes.

While efforts are on to ensure that the virus does not spread like wildfire and become a pain in the neck for our nation, we must
also ensure that we take some preventive measures as citizens.

The major preventive measures we need to take as citizens are:
1. Wash hands regularly, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing,
2. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
3. Make use of Hand sanitizer
4. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
5. Maintain social distancing
Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
6. Practice Good respiratory hygiene and Clean phone always
7. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
8. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
9. Stay informed and self isolate
10. Follow established safety and health procedures, avoid exposing others to health and safety risk and Use a Mask.

Some of the roles the government need to do on tackling the covid19 crisis are:
1. Free distribution of hand sanitizer and nose and mouth protecting gadgets: It is not all
Nigerians that are financially stable enough to be able to buy these important protecting, So
governments should help with the
distribution of the above to as many Nigerians as possible.
2. Employing of more medical expert and personnel’s: Report from Italy, show that, most of those that died, are due to lack of
medical expert to attend to them as victims of viruses exceed the country medical capacity, so the governments should employ
more medical personnel and train them as soon as possible.
3. Provision of more isolation centers: most of our federal medical centers and state general hospitals are already overcrowded
by those that are sicks, another way the government can show it care and support, is to provide more isolation centers for each
state with good facilities that will be able to withhold the virus from spreading.
4. The government should Strengthen the security of the country: They should order more security personnel should be deployed to the streets and every part of the country to enforce law within the country and ensure that the people follow the government guidelines and safety policies.
5. Reports have been confirmed that over 60 million Nigerians can’t read and write, it is actually alarming.
We have 170 million Nigerians with about close to 35% being unable to read and write causing misinterpretation of information for (Covid-19) getting dangerous as a disadvantage to all.
The governments and citizen should help and share useful information with people who find it difficult to understand.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O)has
given us preventive measures about the
virus and how careful we should be about
it. Most Nigerians wouldn’t care about such
information and just continue with a normal
daily routine leading to a bigger risk.
As a citizen to help tackle the crisis, always
read all the information carefully.
More preventive measures have been
introduced to stay safe against coronavirus
and as I stated earlier about symptoms like
coughing, Sneezing, Any of this shouldn’t be
ignored at all even though most of us are
known for this, We can’t be free from
responsibility and invite
risk.
As a citizen never take any information for
granted. According to the large population
in Nigeria, most places are always crowded
like the bus stations, canteens, markets and
many more.
As it has been known that the (Covid-19)
can be transmitted in different ways, staying
in a crowded place wouldn’t be good.
Avoid crowded places.
Ensure you take all preventive measures
concerning the coronavirus.
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  • Gaby: As a citizens we need to Follow the guidance of state and local
    authorities stay home if you feel sick; contact your medical provider.If children in your care are sick, do not send them to school and contact your medical provider.If someone in your
    household has tested positive for
    coronavirus, quarantine the entire
    household and contact your medical provider.If a person has serious underlying medical conditions that could increase their risk for coronavirus, they should quarantine themselves.The guidelines also acknowledge how to slow the spread of coronavirus, including:Staying home when possible, including schooling and
    working from home. However, those who work in “a critical infrastructure industry,” are responsible for maintaining their normal work schedules as outlined by the CDC and Department of Homeland Security. Avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people; use drivethru, pickup, or delivery options to avoid bars, restaurants and food courts.Avoid discretionary travel,
    including shopping trips and social
    visitsDo not visit nursing homes,
    retirement homes, or longterm care facilities unless you are providing critical assistance Practice good hygiene, including washing hands, avoiding touching your face, sneezing/coughing into a tissue or the inside of your elbow, and disinfect frequently
    touched surfaces as much as possible.
    If we practices all this listed above, it will really help us in tackling the covid19 crisis.
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Vencedor
1 month ago
My name is Peter Victor, am here to speak on the topic, The Role of the Nigeria Government and Citizens in Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis.
Firstly, what is COVID-19? COVID-19 pandemic is primarily a health crisis and a human tragedy, which started in December 2019, a cluster pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings, the disease named Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19), was described as an infectious disease that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The COVID-19 outbreak has since spread to about 196 countries and territories in every continent. While there are ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the infection, when contracted it will last for maximum of 14 days before it take its action in human body. It is almost entirely driven by human-to-human transmission, it has accounted for over 1259102 confirmed cases with over 68397 deaths and 257902 recoveries while Nigeria has 224 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 27 recoveries, but beyond that it also has far-reaching economic ramifications. In the country is already disrupting hundred of people’s livelihoods, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Corporate Enterprise, with disproportionate impact on all sectors (both in price and quantity) of the country’s economy, leaving a slowdown in the global economy and lockdown in some countries, such as Spain, Italy, U.S.A & Germany etc.
Secondly, a disease that when contracted will not be notice on time should be an important crisis that human should take its preventive measure to be a serious case in order to totally avoid being contracted. So to the citizens of the country (Nigeria) is must be a priority to all to take every preventive measure that has mentioned in tackling the COVID-19 and adhere and practice all. Like the: washing of hands repeatedly with a running water for maximum period of 20 second, or alcoholic base, Hand Sanitizer, Avoiding of close contact and cleaning of all surfaces including doors handle edge of table etc. for the period season of COVID-19. Also, citizens who are wealthy should contribute to the fund which will play a critical role in supporting the government effort, including tracking and understanding the spread of the virus, and ensuring patients get the care they need. Then, I will also advice that any of the citizens who have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing especially those that of age older and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. So they should take the steps to protect themselves from virus by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene and if found they should immediately seek medical care early. Stay at home if any these signs or symptoms are being notice seek for medical attention and call in advance by follow the direction of the his/her local health authority
Thirdly, we believe that the best role of the Nigeria Government right now is to help create an open space for the community to share where they see open government approaches to tackling COVID-19 being implemented, either by government themselves of civil society, citizens or the private sector. Another thing the government should is building trust between government themselves and citizens, including strong communication and focusing on reaching vulnerable communities with the information they needed. Whereas, the government agency that have already on duty for the country border and state to state border should strictly adhere to laws of the government for not allowing any one that just travel from outside country to associate with others without being self isolated and thoroughly checked for the period of 14 days before missing up with other. If there be a case of anyone who just return to the country, him/her should be quarantine and give self isolated and check for period of the 14 days in order to confirm if he/she has contracted the virus or not. And if found positive, he/she should be handle with all care by the government in order not to relate with any other person until he/she has being treated and tested negative or cured of the virus. And that is why the Nigeria government provides the necessary materials and medical centre for the treatment of any victim of the virus.
Lastly, is the case of staying safe at home, to stay safe indoor, the Nigeria government must have to provide food stuff or materials for citizens who are less privilege in this season, now that the government has declared the closured of all business, transportation of goods from place to place which has led to rise of price/cost for goods and services. Then, what happen to the citizens of less privilege if government do not provide? The several funds donated by private sector, individuals and federal government in Nigeria to fight the COVID-19 must be provided by agency in charge of collection, disbursement of funds which they have not yet done, which has led to the Nigerians demand to know agency in charge of collection of funds, call for extension of COVID-19 grants, donations to other States, Urge Welfare packages to be delivered in houses, streets to curb crowd. If these accountabilities of all funds which have been donated publicly and secret is disburse to houses and streets to the less privilege which the Nigeria government has ordered to closed down the only source of income and not embezzled by those agency in charge of the COVID-19 situation then, stay safe indoor will become a better decision because 75% of the Nigeria citizens relied of their daily businesses for only means of income and earning (if they don’t sell they don’t eat). So after closing down their petty businesses and government fail to help then, hunger will become another virus in the country.
If the Nigeria government can meet up with this few point of mine, then, tackling the COVID-19 Crisis will be a smooth battle in Nigeria as country.
Thanks you.
  • Reflector: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING
    THE COVID-19 CRISIS.


    So much has happened since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, labelled by scientist COVID-19 because of the year of its discovery in China five to six months ago. We have all watched in absolute horror as the disease spread like wild fire across the world. Not even the remotest outposts have been left unscathed by this rampaging pandemic. With about 1.22 million Coronavirus cases globally and over 66,000 untimely deaths caused by the disease, it has left the living subsisting in morbid fear, suspicious of any and everyone around them, stretched the best healthcare systems to breaking point, led to millions of job losses, catapulted billions into the poverty bracket, and pummelled the world into a recession. The Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis like no other in recorded history.

    ** FUNDING FOR COVID-19
    First, the federal and state government must as a matter of urgency restructure their 2020 budgets by diverting funding meant for capital expenditure to the healthcare sector. All tiers of government will need to stop acting like this is a walk in the park and temporarily abandon infrastructure projects. They must all focus completely on the health and well-being of Nigerians immediately. The federal government could also consider borrowing from the domestic sector if only the Central Bank of Nigeria can relax its rules barring individuals and companies from participating at its weekly OMO Auctions. Financial resources must be deployed like it’s a matter of life and death to hospitals, clinics and makeshift isolation centres springing up across the country.
    More resources are also required for test laboratories in every state of the federation (possibly one in each senatorial zone), ventilators, healthcare workers, ad hoc personnel, protective suits, gloves and masks, among other medical supplies.

    ** PREPARING HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
    It is apparent that Nigerian hospitals and clinics, as well as the personnel that work in them are unprepared for the Coronavirus from a professional and ethical point of view. The federal and state Ministries of Health must compel all hospitals and clinics operating in the 36 states and Abuja, including clinics in the 774 local government areas in the country, to isolate or cordon off sections of their clinics and hospitals to accommodate and cater to patients who walk in exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms so that they can be treated and tested.

    ** SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LOCK DOWNS

    Since the onset of COVID-19, social distancing and lock downs, as recommended by health authorities and scientists the world over, have been the hardest to achieve. It is a battle all countries are contending with and struggling to implement. I watched the daily briefing on the Corona pandemic given by Mr. Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the State of New York last week, where he lamented that social distancing was proving to be a tall order in the Boroughs of Queens, The Bronx and Brooklyn in New York city. According to him, all three boroughs had thousands and possibly millions of families living in one-room or two-room dwellings, rendering social distancing impossible, Keep a safe distance by Avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

    ** OPTIMIZING SCARCE RESOURCES
    Another area worth looking into is the need for all tiers of government and the health authorities to stem the waste of limited resources at their disposal needed to confront the Coronavirus. While not wishing the virus on anyone, it is disheartening to see top government functionaries and politicians such as the Central Bank of Nigeria governor Godwin Emefiele, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his family, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro announcing that they have tested negative for COVID-19.
    If these scare and precious testing kits are being wasted on otherwise healthy-looking government functionaries and the rich, what will be left for ordinary Nigerians that need to be tested? As I write this, so many people trying to reach the COVID-19 helplines are not getting the attention that they need. If anyone in government feels that he/she may have come in contact with an infected person, the same NCDC protocol of self-quarantining for 14 days that applies to other Nigerians should also apply to them, period! During the period of self-quarantine, they can continue to work from home and run their offices. It is only when they start to show symptoms for COVID-19 that they should submit themselves for testing. Otherwise, the testing kits should be preserved for others that need them the most.

    ** CONCLUSION
    Protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you÷
    * Do Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
    * Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
    * Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
    * Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
    Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    ANTHONY REFLECTOR
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Psycho
1 month ago
PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19
A deadly virus known as Corona virus resurfaced. This virus has been in existence for years as one specie of the virus named SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) showed up in the early 2000s, infecting more than 8,000 people and resulted in nearly 800 deaths. Another specie called MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) which broke out in 2010, infected almost 2,500 people and led to more than 850 deaths.
It was discovered that they all came from animals, as SARS was traced to Civet Cats and MERS to Dromedary Camels.
In December, 2019, a new specie of the virus named COVID-19 ( Corona virus disease 2019) by world health organization broke out in Wuhan, China and infected so many people. At first it was an epidemic till it grew into a pandemic, infecting people throughout the world.
A striking truth about this disease is that it’s very difficult to control and it spreads like wildfire. As at the time of writing this, the total number of confirmed cases around the world was 1,030,628 infected people and 54,137 people were confirmed dead from the disease and 218,771 people recovered, with just a space of 4-months of the disease outbreak. Is there a way to stop this disease from killing and infecting more people? Is this the end of humanity/world.
There is still no vaccine available that can completely cure the disease as at the time of compiling this write up, but there are preventive measures one can practice to avoid being infected. If every single person stick to the preventive measures then the disease will be eradicated completely.
Firstly, one needs to know that the virus gets into the body system through openings like the eye, nose, and mouth. So make sure they are always covered by using an eye goggle or a perfectly fit spectacle and a face mask.
Secondly, one needs to wash hands regularly with soap/detergent and water for at least 20-seconds and also apply alcohol based sanitizers often on their hands. Avoid touching your face so as not to bring infected hands in contact with the eye, nose or mouth. Avoid high contact surfaces.
Thirdly, as hard as it is, one needs to be cautious at all times and practice social distancing, keeping up to 1.5 meters when communicating with other people at all cost. Avoid handshakes, and public gatherings. Since the disease take up to two (2) weeks before symptoms shows up in the host body, it is hard to tell who carries the disease.
Lastly, if you notice signs/symptoms of the disease, be kind to self isolate yourself. Avoid coming in contact with people and call/visit medical centers (NCDC centers) for a test and possible treatments.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are listed below;
 Dry cough;
 Fever;
 Tiredness/Fatigue;
 Difficulty breathing ( severe cases).
Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as Asthma, Diabetes, or Heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
Stay safe.
Kennymoh
1 month ago
Your health is important in this fight against COVID-19. Let’s help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following these simple guidelines below. Read until the end for a special announcement!
Sanitize Your Hands
- Always wash your hands with soap and water. The nasty COVID-19 virus thrives in oily surfaces and the best way to wash them away is by using soap and water. Make sure to wash your nails and in between your fingers for a thorough clean!
- You can also sanitize your hands using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Wear a Mask
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as coughing and sneezing, it is recommended that you must wear a face mask to avoid the risk of spreading any virus to other people.
- Remember to wear the mask properly to ensure its effectiveness! Follow the instructions in the packaging of your face mask for the complete guidelines.
- You do not need to wear a face mask if you have no symptoms of any respiratory illness. There is a worldwide shortage of face masks so kindly use them wisely!
Cover when Coughing or Sneezing
- Cover your mouth with your elbow when you are coughing or sneezing, especially if you are not wearing a face mask.
- Do not use your hand to cover your mouth! You might risk passing any virus to other people through anything that you touch.
Consult Your Doctor
- Immediately call your doctor if you are experiencing persisting symptoms of COVID-19, such as having fever, coughing, and sneezing.
- Do not go to the hospital and consult for a doctor on-site! You might risk passing any virus to other people who are already seeking medical treatment inside the hospital.
Avoid Crowds
- As much as possible, avoid going to places with large crowds of people such as shopping malls and other commercial establishments.
- Stay at least 1 meter (3.2 feet) away from anybody who appears to be sick. You might risk getting COVID-19 when you are exposed to anybody who is infected.
Stay at Home
- As much as possible, avoid going outside your home for reasons that are not important, whether you are sick or not.
- Ask for permission from your company or school if it is possible to do your work and other tasks at home.
Adewale
1 month ago
Coronavirus also known as covid-19 is a pandemic disease which was first noticed in wuhan china 2019 it's a disease or virus which has killed many in almost all parts of the world including china,italy,usa,nairobi etc

the symptoms of this disease are
chesty coughs,sneezing,short breath, diarrhea etc

the prevention of this disease are wearing a nose mask, washing hands within a duration of atleast 20seconds,use of hand sanitizer,avoid handshakes and touching of public rails, maintaining a distance of atleast 1metre from anyone (social distancing)

#stay safe
swankydude
1 month ago
THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

It is no longer news that the Pandemic "corona virus" is on rampage all over the world. Each day, reports of deaths and newly infected persons are being broadcasted by media houses. Every country in the world has been affected adversely by this virus and are fighting this war with every resource they have. They fight of course is no longer to avoid, but to make the aftermath as tolerable as possible. Nigeria, of course has not been left out untouched as we have joined other countries in the warfront to fight this virus. Imitating other countries, the government has put in place measures such as social distancing and a quick total lock down of major infected states to curtail the spread of this virus. The total lockdown just like a cutlass has a two edge to it. The good edge might be that a quick lockdown would give the NDDC an early control of the virus to avoid a viral spread that would put a severe strain on the medical sector. The bad edge to this is that people have not been given the opportunity to plan. A lot of Nigerians rely on daily wages or daily income to survive and most citizens have little or nothing saved. The federal government in bid to curtail the inevitable has initiated the Covid 19 Relief program which would see to the circulation of money and food items to affected citizens. Although, I haven't seen or heard of this relief materials actually reaching the hands of those who they are intended for, I am writing this article based on the assumption that they have. Now what is the implication? Government is facilitating demand while some of the manufacturing companies have ceased operation or have reduced their workforce to ensure the safety of their employees. Experts are already pointing to the a drastic decrease in the country's GDP. All this points to the fact that there will be a hyper-inflation when the market resumes fully. This situation is bound to lead to increase in the rate of crime in the country cause Hunger is no one's friend. The government in turn will be forced to channel funds which would have been used to either fight the virus or carryout other projects into the security sector. That is if there will be any left.
Looking at the business sector, billions of naria in revenue have been lost due closure of markets and firms in the country. Companies will no doubt be experiencing a lot of difficulties after this phase as this will hamper seriously on their annual profit which would in turn lead to reduction in tax, dividend and its ability to carry out its social responsibility. But let us look at the effect of these on employees. Now let's imagine the number of employees sitting at home due to the temporal shutdown. We have seen just like other countries that the lockdown is most likely to be extended. In China it was about a month, in Germany and some other European countries, they have already surpassed 2 month. Some companies in service sector have enacted the work from home policy but how about companies into manufacturing, transport, fast food and the likes? Of course, their workers cannot work from home too. After a month, this companies would likely stop paying its workers due to lack of revenue. But extended or not, it is clear that people's jobs are already in jeopardy as companies seeking to reduce its financial loss will at pay-cuts or even downsizing. In the United States alone, 6.6million people filed for unemployment benefits in just a week. There has also been a raise too in other countries. Nigeria already has an unemployment rate of about 23.1% and is being already ranked third in the world's list of countries with the most unemployed. Statistics has it that African countries including Nigeria has a high rate of dependency. A job loss is most likely to affect an average of 2-4 lives in Nigeria. All this points to the direction that there will be a significant rise in unemployment and poverty rate in the country after this pandemic.
Another aspect we need to look at is the export earnings of the country. The drastic decrease in the price of oil due this pandemic has already put the country's finance in great turmoil. The 2020 budget of N10.33 trillion was made on the anticipation of selling oil at $57-$60 dollars per barrel but this has reduced to $25 as at 23rd of march,2020 due to the effect of the virus. Looking at this, it is quite clear that there will be variance which is a high deficit in the 2020 budget and government will be looking at other ways of generating revenue. But what other sector of the economy has the capability of generating such needed revenue at this point? The answer is none. The only other avenue of generating funds known to the government would be borrowing. But that too would be a difficult task to complete. Why do I say so? Currently, there are indications of countries especially the US and major European countries going into recession. This entails that there will be a drop in the availability of loans if not a total eradication for now. Even if we are lucky enough to find a willing partner, the cost of debt servicing(increased interest rate) is likely to be high. All this points to the fact that the country will have to make do with what is available which is clearly not enough.
The above points indicates that the world is likely entering a dark era and African countries including Nigeria will be seriously affected. No one had anticipated this neither has our leaders laid down blueprints or invested to fight such pandemic successfully. We can only hope and pray that the situation does not get as bad as it is being painted or worse.


Thank you for reading and please pray for a tolerable world.
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  • Gloria123: THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON NIGERIA ECONOMY


    Coronavirus disease 2019( COVID-19) is defined as an illness caused by coronavirus which is linked to the family of Serve Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
    COVID-19 was first discovered in Wuhan, China and was later discovered in other countries like U.S.A. , U.K ,Nigeria and others. Nigeria discovered her first case on the 27th of February,2020 when an Italian man tested positive to the disease . Subsequently other cases were discovered in various states of the country. Due to it rapid spread, the Nigeria government declared cessation of movement which came to effect on the 31st of March at about 11pm.
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria economy tends to be affected. Some of the possible effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigeria economy are explained below.

    Increase in the price of food produce and other commodities : Due to this disease outbreak the Nigeria government has ordered the closure of borders around the country to curtail more spread of this disease. Logistical snags from closed borders to reduced workforces are putting strain on the usual supply routes, particularly from fresh produces. Price of commodities have increased as traders have reacted to specific consequences for their sectors. If this continues there will be shortage of food and other commodities and this will in turn bring untold hardship among the citizens.


    Laying off of workers or even close down completely especially in private companies: The government and the private companies are suffering great loss at the moment as so many businesses have been put on hold. For example the aviation, how will the planes be maintained? Where will they get money for it to be maintained when people are not traveling? The government is planning to lay off some of the aviation workers due to it inability to meet their needs. Some private companies will not be able to pay their workers. Some might even close down because banks will curtail lending to firms and the procedure for credit may be restricted and foreign direct investment drying up as banks and other lenders may maintain or expand as a result of government guarantees or pressure.


    Cut in international trade: There will be a fall in global demand both for consumption as well for investments sector such as travel , tourism and construction. Investment will be made on post-COVID world this means a strong push to reduce dependence on suppliers. Low export revenue and balance payment difficulties will arise.


    External debts by the Nigeria government and private sectors: Before the novel coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria spend 42% of her earning on debt servicing. Even if we donate 100% of our income to rebuilding our economy it will not be enough that is why Nigeria together with other Africa countries should seek forgiveNess as a direct consequences of the impact of this pandemic on our economy.


    Other sectors many suffer as funds are being diverted to fight COVID-19 there by affecting the country's budget.
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Without much introduction to Covid-19,i lead straight to the topic no 1
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*Bracing up for covid-19 consequences on the nigerian economy; For most developing countries,the odds of sliding into a downturn are gradually expected,The emergence of Covid-19 and it increasing incidence in Nigeria has called for drastic review which is mostly based on the budget and contraction in public spending could be devastating in poverty and unemployment.
*Unemployment report;Covid-19 pandemic should futher offer the nigerian economic and diversification priorities to alternative sectors.Such as agricilture,Solid mining,Manufactiring and Services sector should be further intensified.
*Subprime mortgage crisis; It was the main economic misery,Events that Covid-19 has spread across the globe cut across every facet of human existence and the consequences may linger beyond the 2nd half of 2020
and lastly
*Education disruption and response;These educational disruption are being escalated for most vulnerable members of the society.
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  • Akarakure2: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION!


    Due to the numbers of speculators that have been making different assertion towards the pandemic ravaging coronaviruse above!
    I will like to congratulate you all for your efforts as I speed up by portraying the ideas on preventive measures against covid19;



    THE FACTS.............
    (1) Prayer!
    The most considerable feature in the journey for preventing covid19 matters is nothing rather than prayers!

    Both the Bible and Quran vehemently assert this 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

    A prayer-less Christians/Muslims is powerless to be harm by any evil atrocities!

    looking unto this wee discovered that we urge to be prayerful! we need to pray and ask God to quench the fire by himself cause the pandemic is far beyond humans expectations only God can solve the mystery behind this!

    (2) Draw near to God!

    when the children of Israelites forgot about their creator and turned their selves into immoralities, the Lord decided to punish them with a severe torture which led them in to random dying until when the snake on top of Moses stick is provided for the Ransom to their lives, and that Ransom is only to those who can look up the stick and see the snake they will be save!

    By this we can compare it to this ravaging viruses that attack the entire world, for my views it seems like people when far away from God that's why he decided to torment them with this agony, so until we turn to God we will never get preventive measures against the covid19!
    THE FICTIONS............

    (1) Take Responsibility!

    The number (1) aspect to prevent covid19 spread up is obviously very simple just if we can take responsibility within ourselves!

    As an individual, Nigerian inhabitants we are urge to take responsibility within ourselves by cleaning all surfaces frequently. High-contact surfaces include door handles, stair rails and tables, plates, cups e.t.c!

    If we can simply pay heeds and obey the rules of this glamour, then it's possibly we will not be infected with this calamity covid19!

    (2) Obey The Government!

    If you ask me, why most students are failing exams? it's simple, I will tell you that it's lack of commitment towards the rules and regulations of the exams since before it commencement date!

    why? because most candidates who are yet to write their exams never participate in reading their books until when it's few days to the exams!

    how do they violates the rules?
    'Yes' because no any educational body who don't rebuke it candidates to read their books for the coming exams never! thus this is also a rules that is attached to exams of which if you obey then you surely pass!

    Looking unto this illustrations, you can see that Government is always ready to remind the general public for the individual preventive measure skills against the covid19 which most of the people never participate in!

    for example the National Center for disease (NCDC) Always remind us of this simple responsibilities which most people never participate in, and somes even see it as perverted or non-substantial ideas!

    even some of the recent travellers from abroad never stay away from their family members for fourteen days as the government implies, the leave therein with their family until when the symptoms decided to show up! which leads into random spread of the pandemic!
    The rules 👇
    "Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water. Avoid touching your face & high-contact surfaces to prevent coronavirus spread"
    👇
    "Returning travellers to Nigeria: stay home & avoid contact with people including family for 14 days. For NCDC self-isolation guide visit covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility"

    it's almost every Nigerian citizen who owns a phone number, got this message from the (NCDC) which is also a government body!

    for me if we can simply obey this rules then we will surely stand a chance to quell this blazing pandemic.
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  • Marian: THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIA ECONOMY.
    Every government is saddled with the responsibility of protecting the lives of its citizens within and outside its territorial borders. As the covid19 virus continues to wreck havoc worldwide, responsible governments are putting in place measures to ameliorate the suffering of its citizens.

    In addition to timely response and the provision of critical medical supplies, it is expedient that the welfare of survivors and the Medical practitioners in the frontline be of utmost importance.

    We are at war with this deadly enemy, as in conventional war situations, the borders are closed, states are shut down, people are asked to stay at home in order to contain the spread of the virus. These measures are preparing the stage for another deadly virus, hunger. Many Nigerians depend on their daily income to feed, in the absence of palliative measures, many of our citizens will starve. As this hunger pangs become unbearable, we may begin to see people openly flaunting the order to stay at home, this may result in a breakdown of law and order.

    As of the end of 2019, Nigeria holds the position of the richest country in Africa, with a GDP of almost $600B USD. Like it’s rich contemporaries in the west, the Government must immediately put together a welfare package which will put money directly into the accounts of the over 38.5 BVN verified accounts.

    The propensity of our past and present administrations to appropriate huge portions of our common wealth to cater for the lofty lifestyles of our politicians and government officials is a clear indication that with the application of conscience and a people oriented mindset, we can afford to do this.

    One may argue that with a population of almost 200M, 38.5M is grossly inadequate to ensure an even spread of the welfare package and may not capture the extremely poor Nigerians who need it the most.

    The strong extended family support system in place in Nigeria gives every working adult at least 4 extra dependants, excluding their nuclear families. If you do the maths, you will realise that over 150M will benefit directly and indirectly. This will also nudge those who have shown complacency to the BVN verification exercise to get verified.

    As a result of the Covid19 lockdown, many bear the brunt of the almost inevitable partial or total collapse of our economy.Some people are unable to service or repay their loans, many of these companies will shut down and millions of direct and indirect jobs will be lost.

    A stimulus package to help people stay afloat should immediately be considered. The Central bank of Nigeria must as a matter of urgency work with the commercial banks to design a comprehensive and realistic bailout package for companies who need help, this should also include a reduction of interest rates, moratorium for new and existing loans/overdrafts to help corporate Nigeria stay afloat.

    Since the incidence of coronavirus, things have not been moving well as expected and people have been complaining. People now live in fear and this have also led to sudden rise in the price of some things. Market sellers now use Covid-19 as an excuse for the sudden rise in price.

    Currently, the crude oil which is a major source of Nigeria revenue has dropped drastically to 25.16 dollars per barrel compared to 64 dollars as of January. the private sector of the Nigeria Economy is currently shot down due to the restriction policy, this will affect the internally generated revenue drastically, mainly due to the fact that the internally generated income for the period of shot down will be affected.

    Currently, there are issues regarding the selling of Oil globally, countries are been careful and are currently not buying oil.Nigeria’s oil exports could be affected by developments in the Middle East. Trade tensions between the United States and China could weaken global growth and lower demand for Nigeria’s products, including oil. Protracted delays in concluding the Brexit deal could accentuate investors’ aversion to emerging markets, including Nigeria, reversing the current upward trend in foreign portfolio flows. The prolonged closure of borders by Nigeria to curb smuggling and corona-virus may affect trade with other countries in West Africa and raise the prices of imported products, especially rice. These risks underscore the need to accelerate structural reforms to promote economic diversification and industrialization to minimize vulnerability to external shocks.
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  • Keji: Preventive Measures Against Covid-¹9 Facts and Fiction
    I am pretty sure everyone has heard about the highly dreaded virus, CORONA virus. Well, I'm just going to tell some of the facts and fiction spread about this virus.
    CORONA virus also known as Covid -19 was reportedly said to have began in a market in Wuhan, China. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus broke out on December 31st, 2019. So, what's so special and different about this virus that makes it more dreaded than the others?
    CORONA virus was said to have started from bats, some said it was due to what the Chinese eat. But this is not the main issue on ground. This virus has killed over 53,000 people and infected over 1 million people all over the world. The CORONA virus causes illnesses ranging from cold to severe respiratory syndromes.
    The following are some of the symptoms of the Corona virus;
    * Fever
    * Cough
    * Breathing difficulties
    * Body aches
    And in severe cases;
    * Pneumonia
    * Multiple Organ Failure
    * Death.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared this virus a global epidemic on March 11,2020. They also recommended some basic hygiene such as;
    * Regular washing of hands
    * Maintaining social distancing, keeping at least 1•8 metres (six feet) between people
    * Avoidance of large gathering
    * Coughing into one's elbow in the absence of a tissue.
    For the vast majority of people who contract this virus, their illness while unpleasant will not result in death. Terminal cases seem to occur mainly among people in their 60's and older. This diseases is not a blessing, far from it, because some people say it is used to cleanse the world of it iniquities due to the banning of clubs and social gathering.
    We must be vigilant and show compassion to those directly and indirectly affected by it, not by hugging or visiting them but by praying and maybe donating to the Health Institution. As the news about Covid -19 spreads, so does misinformation.
    Every single day as i wake up, i get at least one message from different groups about the do's and don't's of Corona virus. Some says Garlic cures it, others say lemon and so on. But really, come to think of it, the cure has not been found. In fact i personally got a voice message on WhatsApp that France has found a cure and all.
    Another little thing most people don't know about is that this Virus also broke out in Iran. But it was contained, this resulting in the news not esaclating like that of China. Imagine, during the quarantine and all, my mom's colleague at the office called and said there is nothing like Corona virus. I mean, can you imagine?
    Another misconception baout Corona virus is that it was caused by 5G. This is definitely not true. Some people even went to the extreme to say it was a United States planned scheme due to their jealousy of China's invention. Believe me, US has lost thousands due to this virus.
    Another one is that it was created by Chinabto reduce their population. This is not true! Recently, China put about 11 million people under quarantine. Let's take a good look at Italy. This epidemic disease is real. I really and sincerely hope its over soon, because it has really altered Educational activities in Nigeria and over the world. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) was even postponed due to Corona Virus.
    Let us all endeavor to follow thale rules our government give us and be prayerful, whether you are Christian or Muslim. I believe its not the end and we will live to tell the history to the coming generation. Thank You.



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  • Oyewole femi: Preventive Measures Against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction..
    Coronavirus is a family of viruses,which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as SARS(Severe Acute Respiratory Sydrome), MERS(Middle East Respiratory Sydrome), and the new Coronavirus disease that first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China called COVID-19.
    COVID-19 as it is commonly called has claimed many lives of not more than 73,000 people globally and this number is increasing daily. It was declared a 'Pandemic' by the World Health Organization(WHO) because it is a defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War II.Having claimed many lives,also many people has recovered. Europe is considered the epicenter of the virus.
    COVID- 19 stands for
    CO- Corona
    VI- Virus
    D- Disease
    19- 2019 ( the year the virus broke out) .
    Wearing a face mask isn't a sure way to avoid contracting the virus.The symptoms like common cold,there is no specific antibiotic or medicine or vaccine recommended to prevent or cure the novel virus.
    Fiction one is people living in tropical regions don't have to worry about contracting the virus but the fact is COVID-19 can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates. The WHO said that exposing one self to the sun or to temperature higher than 25•c degrees does not prevent the spread of the virus.
    Another fiction is that there is a cure for COVID-19. I have heard people who take vitamin C gargle with hot water, salt and vinegar,or take anti-malarial medication get better and here is the fact, Some western,traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of the virus, there is no evidence that there is current medication or vaccine that can cure the virus.
    Here comes another fiction is that COVID-19 can live for atleast twelve (12) hours on a metal surface.But the fact is the novel coronavirus is viable up to 72hours after been placed or come in contact with stainless steel and plastic.You can try this at home with a fungi ona metal surface and monitor it with a microscope.
    And lastly, the virus have been linked to the creation of the 5G network allegedly in operation in Wuhan,China. The fact is the 5G technological network is a breakthrough for scientifical efforts and has nothing to do with the outbreak of COVID-19.
    Thank You and Stay Safe!
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  • Preciouspearl: ‘THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY'
    It is no news that there was an emergence of a disease on the global scene in the closing days of 2019.Like other diseases that had shaken the world in the oldies before we were born,Corona virus has come to shake the table of the whole world ,making even the giants of the world to panic.From a region in china,specifically Wuhan,it was assumed that some scientists came together to culture some micro-organisms that turned out to be problem to the Whites as well as the Blacks.
    It is no gainsaying that where there is an health problem,especially that affects the human race,many things go wrong.Corona virus has come to affect the health of the human race in the respiratory area of life.It is a virus that belongs to the Corona family of viruses.It is also called “novel corona” because of its area of attack.One of the viruses in the same family is SARS that affected the world some years ago.But,none of the viruses that had ever existed have caused as much havocs as COVID-19.
    Since it has no specific curative measure,the world at large has decided to prevent its spread.Scientifically,it spreads from one person to another and from one nation of the world to another via droplets from an infected person.Should the infected person sneezes or coughs,droplets from him carries the virus that could touch an un infected person that might need to touch his eyes,nose or mouth in advertently.Via this action,Corona virus(COVID-19) is transmitted.It is that simple!
    As practised by the people world over,it is advisable to avoid contact with droplets from anyone because the infected could be asymptomatic for fourteen(14)days.
    To curb its spread,the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the president,president Mohammadu Buhari ordered the total lockdown of movement and economic activities in the three major cities or states of the country.This,goes a long way,to impede economic progress of the country.No doubt,its continuity for longer period would,in no small measure,paralyse in its entirety the economy of the country.
    To make matters worse,in the midst of the global pandemic,the price of Petroleum has gone drastically down to as low as $19 per barrel,the least in the history of Petroleum prices of late.Now,if Petroleum is not of reasonable quality in the world market,then,developing countries in the OPEC- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are of course,in jeopardy economically because they,especially Nigeria depend solely on Petroleum for its economic activities.In fact,in the community of nations,Nigeria has its says because of the endowment God made available to the country.Of course,even an economic novice knows that without Petroleum,Nigeria's economy is paralyzed.
    It is on this ground that i like to state specifically that even states in Nigeria that could raise substantial capital via internally generated revenues,like Lagos have been affected grossly.It was read in the dailies a week ago,that should Lagos state shut down economic activities for two weeks as ordered by the Federal Government,they would lose 19billion naira which is no doubt,a huge amount of money.As such,economic activities have been placed on hold for several days as the number of infected persons keep growing.This has necessitated the panic in all states of the country making the matter to get worse.Intenational and national parastatals have all been placed on hold .As such,economic activities are paralyzed.The prayer is that it’s spread should stop immitently so that what is already incubating would not be hatched.Many able-bodied young ones who were jobless before the emergence of COVID-19,who were depending on others to feed them and their families are now stranded because even those that were feeding them are themselves starving.So,the boys could go out in search of their daily food by involving in crimes.Of course this will affect many business people and even economy of sm will be affected.
    It is pertinent to consider the way to bring back the glory of the economy of Nigeria.To do this,everyone should please work towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 by obeying the Government's directives and advice of the medical personnels.Should its spread be stopped in Nigeria and the world over,the economy will be restored.
    As well,the Nigerian government should diversify the economy by making sure that other mineral resources are exploited to earn revenues so that even if Petroleum products prices are on decline,other sectors would be of help.




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  • Sacchie: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19:FACTS AND FICTION

    Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) is an infectious zoonotic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS) and some types of common cold. The official name of COVID-19 is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2). The first human cases were identified in Wuhan city,china in December 2019. It is suspected to have originated from the city's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where most of the infectef worked or had visited. Currently,there is no specific vaccine or cure but there are ways through which we can protect ourselves such as:
    *washing our hands with soap under running water every now and then;
    *applying alcohol based rubs or sanitizers to our hands frequently and scrubbing them thoroughly;
    *avoid eating raw meats and vegetables;
    *thorough washing of fruits and eggs before consumption;
    *eating properly cooked food;
    *refrain from smoking to prevent damage and weakening of the lungs;
    *refrain from drinking to avoid damage to the liver;
    *stay at home if you feel unwell and contact your doctor;
    *consume a lot of fruits especially the ones that contain vitamin c in order to build our immune system;
    *avoid hugs,handshakes and any other form of contact between people;
    *avoid touching your nose,eyes and mouths;
    *sneeze into a tissue or a disposable napkin and cough into a flexed elbow;
    * refrain from touching surfaces
    *and finally keep a 1 metre(3 feet) distance between you and anyone else(be it an infected or noninfected).
    The disease is transmitted via droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes,or through droplets of saliva or discharge from nose. It cannot be transmitted through air because droplets containing thr virus are heavy and therefore do not travel far. Hence the 1 metre rule.The virus is also transmitted through direct contact with surfaces contaminated with the virus.Simple disinfectants can kill the virus. The virus appears to be stable at low and freezing temperatures. Food hygiene and good food safety practices can prevent transmission through food.
    Symptoms of the disease include fever,tiredness,dry cough,nasal congestion,runny nose,sore throat and shortness of breath. In severe cases,infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely,the disease can be fatal.
    There are lots of fictions concerning the pandemic such as:
    *consumption of chloroquine:Chloroquine is a drug prescribed for malaria patients not COVID-19 patients;
    *intake of alcohol: Frequent intake of alcohol can result to addiction and damage to the liver thereby reducing ones immunity to the disease;
    *the use of intraviolet rays: Exposure to radioactive waves without proper equipments can result to mutation and damage of our body cells. It doesnt prevent COVID-19 in any way ratjer it destroys the body;
    *consumption of antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to cure bacterias not viruses.
    In general,i would advice that we desist from self medication for self medication kills faster than the disease itself.
    The second step to curbing the spread of the disease apart from personal hygiene is social distancing. Social distancing is limiting contact with people outside of your household.Due to the lockdown imposed,there are no available sources of income for the daily feed of the less priviledged.In order to survive they risk contracting the disease by leaving their homes to sell goods,get money and buy their necessary needs. Governments have a role to play in softening the economic impact of coronavirus. From spending on healthcare to business continuity plans,there are various options available. They should provide timely, targeted and temporary cash flow relief to the people and to the firms that are most affected until the emergency abates. Foodstuffs and personal protective equipments such as disinfectants, alcohol based rubs, nose and face masks should also be distributed.
    Most citizens are not well informed on how to care for themselves during this difficult times. This is where the Awareness campaign comes in. Radios should be distributed to people in the rural areas. People should be well ineducated through banners, radio,television and every other form of media.
    With this present conditon God is needed more than ever. We should endeavour to pray for ourselves, our families,our countries and the entire world in general. We rise by uplifting others.
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  • Tolu: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19; FACTS AND FICTION

    A famous adage says, "prevention is better than cure", well it does not fully apply in this scenario where no cure have been discovered and only preventive measures seem to be the only way to curb the novel coronavirus has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Covid-19 or coronavirus, like it's popularly known as, is not an indication that the virus has become deadlier. Rather, it's an acknowledgement of the disease's geographical spread.
    The virus is linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.

    There are a lot of facts and fiction/misinformation about coronavirus being shared mostly online; that includes how the virus spreads, how to stay safe, and what to do if you're worried about having contracted the virus.
    In this essay I will be listing the Facts and Fiction of Covid-19 in subsequent paragraph.

    FACTS:
    The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person generated through coughing and sneezing, and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus; since the virus has the ability to survive on surfaces for a few hours to several days, but simple disinfectants can kill it.
    However, the virus is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets, rather than through the air.

    The symptoms include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While in more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties.

    Ways We can protect ourselves and others from covid-19 are:
    *Washing our hands frequently using soap and water for about 20 seconds, or using an alcohol based sanitizer.
    *Covering our mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing which needs to be disposed properly immediately, or making using of our elbow while coughing or sneezing.
    *Avoiding close contact with anyone who has cold or flu like symptoms.
    *Regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
    *Seeking medical care early if any of the symptoms is being observed.

    FICTION:
    Covid-19 is no respecter of age, class or staus. And therefore the mentality that it only affects the rich or aged should be eradicated.
    Also, I've come across people who believe it only affects the white, it's not true!
    Although, 90% of the confirmed cases in this part of the world are imported, it doesn't leave out the fact that even blacks are infected.
    There have been rumors lately about chloroquine or herbs being able to prevent or cure the virus, well it has not been confirmed and clinical trials are still on going.
    And lastly, irrespective of the fact that we might not have received palliative from government, we should ensure that we try as much as possible to obey government stay at home directive.
    Covid-19 or coronavirus is real!
    But we can prevent it from spreading.
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  • Cholozor: the role of the Nigerian government and citizens in tackling the covid19 crisis


    the covid19 also known as the coronavirus pandemic has been a serious disease encountered by many countries in the universe, these virus is very dangerous and can be transmitted easily from one person to another, these virus has affected and wasted thousands of life in many countries and Nigeria is not execeptional, nigeria has recorded many positive patients of the covid19 virus. many countries have been taking preventive measures in order to tackle these deadly virus.
    the Nigerian government have been playing a very important role in order to tackle and control the spread of these deadly virus, for example the federal government have ordered that there should not be a social gathering of more than ten people in the country ,they have also decided that people should stay at home in order to control the spread of the deadly virus. the Nigeria Centre for disease control (ncdc) have helped alot in tackling these deadly virus, the Nigeria Centre for disease control (ncdc) have established public health emergency operation centre's in 23 of Nigeria 36 state's to monitor and respond to these infectious disease outbreak, the Nigeria federal government have also decided to help the citizens financially in some state were the virus outbreak is more serious.
    the Nigeria federal government have also restricted entry to travellers from these countries, China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and switerland. the Nigeria ex-vice president atiku abubaka donated the sum of $135,000 toward the relief fund, the Nigerian senators have also donated their %50 salaries to help fight the coronavirus. secondary, primary, and higher institutions like universities and polytechnics all over the country have been closed by the federal government in order to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the federal government have also ordered some medical supplies from turkey to help fight the coronavirus,
    Nigeria citizens in the order hand have also been contributing to the success of breaking down these virus, for example many artists have shut down different shows and parties that could possibly lead to the gathering of many people, these celebrities have been creating and organizing an online give away in order to help those who are not financially stable. some Nigeria billonares and millonares like femi otedola have also donated some money to the federal government in order to help eradicate these infectious disease, Nigeria citizens are also listening to the federal government directives in order to eradicate these virus, for example they are following the federal government directives to lock down business centres ,stay at home, and stop traveling from one place to another.
    as a citizen of Nigeria Africa richest man aliko dangote and a top Nigerian entrepreneur have launched a coalition of private sector organisation to support the country's effort aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus. even before the lock down many business center's in Nigeria have produced a free hand washing aid in order to help slow down the spread of the virus, the Nigeria federal government have started the distribution of preventive equipments such as face mask and handsanitizers.


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  • Faruq Adebayo: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST CONVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION.


    To start with, I pray that may God Almighty protect us from the deadly virus (Covid-19) that has become viral in the world (Amen). Before I could proceed I would like to define the terminologies which are preventive measures, convid-19, Facts and fiction.Preventive measures mean any reasonable measures taken by someone to prevent or mitigate the outspread of diseases or damage.Convid-19 is a portmanteau word from Corona Virus Disease 2019.Early cases identified at Wuhan in china are believed to be have acquired infection from a zoonotic (animal transmission) source as many reported visiting or working in Huanan wholesale seafood market. So cases generated human –to – human transmission chains that seeded the subsequent community outbreak prior to the implementation of the comprehensive control measures that were rolled out in Wuhan.Facts in the context of usage means: Preventive measures that are real to mitigate this covid-19 while fictions are those imaginary preventive measures that are not real but just inventions.Driving back to the main discussion ” PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST CONVID-19: FACTS **The first preventive measure that seems funny but real is always stay aware of the latest information on covid-19 outbreak, we are in the age of computer whereby we can go to internet to know more about this pandemic (covid-19).
    ** Abide by the government rules and regulations, that is guiding the outbreak (covid-19). National centre for disease control is there to enforce some law on how to prevent this pandemic from spreading. So, always abide by their rules.
    ** Wash your hands frequently, clean your hand regularly and thoroughly with hand sanitizers. Likewise with soap and water. This kills viruses that may be on your hands
    ** Maintain social distancing at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This is because when someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close you can breathe in the droplets, including the covid-19 if the person has the disease.
    ** Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, because hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer to the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
    ** Always practice respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    ** If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. You can also call the health authority in advance, it will allow the health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
    ** Stay at home, do not attend work, school or public places. Rest, drink plenty of warm water and eat nutritious food.

    FICTIONS:
    It is normal to feed sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during this period. To people you trust can help contact your friends and family. Although these preventive measures maybe fictitious, it can really help.
    ** If you must stay at home maintain a healthy lifestyle like sleeping, resting, exercise and social contacts with loved ones by email and calling.
    ** Do not use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.
    ** Recall some tips you used to manage previous life’s adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak.

    Stay home, Stay Safe
    Covid 19 is real.
    Thanks.


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  • jaysliky000: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID 19 CRISIS


    The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a role as a function or part performed especially in a particular operation or process. These processes and operations are channeled towards achieving a particular goal. Therefore, every single step is important no matter how easy or tasking it may be. In Biology an Ecological Niche is the role and position a specie has in its environment. No matter how little the organism is, its function is significant in order to ensure balance in the ecosystem. So much so we as human beings have roles to play in several aspects ranging from family, religious, economic and political roles.

    The pandemic Covid-19 is spreading like wild fire globally and tackling it is an issue of immediate importance. Today, we live in a world of laxity, nonchalance, indifference and Apathy coming from citizens who are quick in shifting blames and complaining on social media about the faulting patterns of the leaders and government. Although the government is a key player in tackling the covid-19 pandemic, the citizens have a very important role in ensuring that the disease doesn’t spread beyond its menacing state.

    To the government their role includes provision of free healthcare services to infected persons and healthcare facilities to hospitals and clinics in order to foster proper treatment procedures. This will encourage surfacing of infected persons who are not buoyant enough to afford regular health services. It will also empower hospitals and clinics with the right resources for treatment. The government should also make sure to empower researchers with the right resources to carry out experiments and tests to produce a possible cure for the ailment.


    Enlightenment is also paramount as the citizens need to be educated on the way of transmission, symptoms and preventive measures that will need to be taken in order to avoid the spread of the pandemic. Posters, commercials and other enlightenment schemes should be used in educating the citizens on the issue to keep them well informed.

    Furthermore, other extreme measures can be taken in critical cases which may include imposed curfews, closing of borders, isolation and quarantine, shut down of places of worship and other social gatherings. All these measures are set out by the government to ensure that the covid-19 pandemic does not go beyond the control of the government.

    Therefore, the most important role any citizen can play is ‘Adherence’. Adherence here is seen as following the directives of the government. Adherence is maintaining good sanitary practices as stipulated. Adherence is sticking to curfews and other restrictions as stipulated by the government. These measures have been made to keep the citizens safe. If they are not adhered to, the works of the government would be of no use and the pandemic will keep spreading. It may be difficult but we must work together to eradicate this menace called covid-19.


    In conclusion, it is important to know that both the Nigerian government and the citizens of the country have an important role to play in tackling the covid-19 crisis as whatever outcome that emanates, whether positive or negative; is as a result of our own actions.

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  • lecturer: The Role of the Nigerian Government and Citizens in Tackling the COVID 19 Crisis

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is arguably the biggest challenge facing humanity today. More than 300,000 cases have been confirmed in 188 countries and territories, and over 14,000 people are below six feet already.
    Beyond its health impact, the spread of the virus is hurting the global economy . The impact is already visible in the countries most affected such as China and European countries, where travel restrictions and distancing measures have disrupted global supply chains and resulted in reduced economic activity.
    But the good news is that world leaders are working hard to contain the virus. Infection rates have dropped drastically in China, while many other countries are responding smartly to put an end to COVID-19.
    Nigeria confirmed the first case of COVID-19 on February 28. It has since increased to 31 cases. While the country is not a COVID-19 hotbed yet, its economy could be one of the hardest hit, should it persist for longer, due to a fragile healthcare system and high dependence on the rest of the world.
    Ways COVID-19 could affect Nigeria
    Trade and investment disruptions: Nigeria’s investment and trade are mostly with China, Europe, and the US, which are territories currently vulnerable to COVID-19. The slowdown of economic activities in these locations means that trade and investment will decline sharply, raising the risk of an economic recession.
    Manufacturers relying on imported inputs will face production challenges while reduced importation of food and pharmaceutical products would put a heavy burden on households and the healthcare system.
    Lower government financial capacity : Nigeria could lose up to US$20 billion from crude oil sales-which represent 85% of its export- as fuel prices continue to fall.

    As oil revenue accounts for one-third of expected public revenue in 2020, governments will have limited capacity to support the economy . Revenue shortfall will worsen Nigeria’s debt burden as around 60% of the federal government’s (FG) revenue already funds debt obligations . Sub-national governments will struggle to pay employee salaries and related costs – similar to what happened during the 2014-16 oil price crisis.

    Lower social spending: Typically, Nigeria underfunds social sectors (health, education, and social safety net). Around 4% and 6% FG budget for 2020 went to Health and Education respectively, far below the recommended thresholds of 15% for Health and 20% for Education.
    Lower revenue means less money would be available to spend on health, education and critical infrastructure, as overhead and debt payments are usually prioritized during crises. The outcome could be very bad for a country that already has one of the worst health outcomes worldwide, and with 4 out of 5 persons aged 15-24 unable to read a full sentence .
    Elevated poverty: Nigeria currently has the largest number of extremely poor people in the world today at 95 million and an average of 4 people join them every minute . Unemployment and poverty will worsen as workers in trade-sensitive businesses, particularly tourism, transport, hospitality, and non-essential manufactured goods are disengaged due to restricted movement of goods, services, and people.
    Remittances from abroad, which support households, may also fall and worsen economic hardship. Around $25 billion of remittances – equivalent to the Federal Government of Nigeria budget – came into the country in
    2019.
    How govt should respond?
    The government’s response should come in two approaches: focusing on immediate priorities and implementing reforms to boost resilience beyond the crisis. Beyond international travel restrictions and stimulus for businesses, more must be done to protect vulnerable households.
    Adequately support the healthcare system: Prior to COVID-19, healthcare institutions were already overburdened with many ailments given poor medical supplies, shortage of medical workers and poor infrastructure.
    To have a fighting chance against COVID-19 and in treating those requiring intensive care, the healthcare sector must be supported through adequate funding, incentives for health workers, and health care subsidies for the most vulnerable people.
    Provide incentives and safety nets to the most affected: Through targeted tax incentives, social transfers, and regulatory support, the Nigerian government could help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable businesses and citizens.
    With the adoption of social distancing measures to limit the spread of the virus, the government should partner with informal groups such as trade associations, who have a wider reach, to deliver support to people in vulnerable employment.


    Enable vulnerable sub-national (state) governments: Sub-national governments have improved their resilience to oil-related crises by improving Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) but many would struggle to pay salaries given the crisis. Therefore, the FG and the CBN can expand loans to states to enable them to pay workers and support the healthcare sector.
    Reduce cost and Improve transparency: The government should reduce the cost of governance by changing its ways in the incurring of administrative costs and prioritizing the most effective development programs. This will free up more money for social and infrastructural spending and improve its resilience.
    Similarly, reducing the misuse of public finances through commitment to transparency, opening up budgets, and strengthening anti-corruption institutions should be a priority during and post COVID-19.

    Conclusion
    policymakers must be responsive to lessen the effects of the impending social and economic crises and better prepare Nigeria for the future.
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  • Vikky: The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy

    The novel Coronavirus which is the Covid-19, was said to be contracted by a 55 years old individual from Hubei province, China, which is suspected to be the first case of the Covid-19. That case dates back to November 17, 2019 according to the South Morning China Post. However, Doctors began to notice more cases in Wuhan, which is in Hubei province, China by the end of December 2019.
    According to WHO, Covid-19 is now a global pandemic as countries of the world are recording an increasing number of new cases and deaths due to its alarming levels of spread and severity. Countries like China, USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, etc. have reported high cases of the Covid-19. At such, boarders are being closed against tourist and businesspeople as they are trying to curb it’s spread.
    In Nigeria, there is an increasing number of new cases of the Covid-19 daily. At such, the nation Nigeria is currently on a total lockdown and funds are being released in; buying ventilators, respirators, setting up quarantine sites for people with suspected cases to be quarantined, setting up laboratories, helping the poorest people in cash and in food stuffs, etc.
    Apart from the health threat by the Covid-19, it is also imposing a menace on the nation’s economy. The country barely recovered from the recession that struck the nation’s economy in 2016, before the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Nationally, the country’s total lockdown has adverse effects on the nation’s economy as there are no incomes coming in as being spent.
    Basically, Nigeria depends on crude oil as her major means of revenue. Due to the global pandemic by Covid-19, there is a significant fall of the oil price. The price were already plunging downward following Saudi Arabia’s unrelenting oil price war with Russia, with each flooding the market with excess crude oil at a cheaper rate to destabilize market supply. Then, coupled with the restrictions in commodities export as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, oil demand has continued to decline drastically, driving the price low in recent weeks.
    China is one of the countries that contributes to the worlds economy as their substantial product ranging from fabrics to phones, are being exported to other countries at cheaper rate. Nigeria being one of the countries that have businesspeople who basically import raw materials and finished products from China, are affected badly as China are currently battling the ongoing pandemic. For instance, in the pure water factory, where nylon and plastic bottles are essential materials for packaging, automatically, will be affected.
    Fortunately, Nigeria's case of the Covid-19 is not as high as that of the European countries like Italy but the negatives impact on the global economy by the Covid-19 pandemic is really unfavorable as there is economic slowdown in the country. If it is not addressed as quickly as possible, Nigeria as a developing country, is bound to be hit with another recession as countries who import the nation’s raw materials like the crude oil and agricultural produce, and go for tourism will withdraw as demands will drop significantly.
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  • victytom: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: Facts and Fiction

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei's province and has since spread globally resulting in the ongoing 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. The WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that it is primarily spread during close contact and by small droplets produced when people cough, sneeze or talk with close contact being within 1–3 m (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in). A study in Singapore found that an uncovered cough can lead to droplets travelling up to 4.5 meters (15 feet). However, one study by MIT found sneezes can go up to 200 feet.
    The COVID-19 symptoms includes fever, cough, shortness of breath, persistent chest pain or pressure, sneezing, running nose or sore throat. In some cases the disease may progress to pneumonia, multi-organ failure and death. The period for COVID-19 symptoms is typically five to six days but may range from two to 14 days. For severe symptoms, time from symptom onset needing mechanical ventilation is typically eight days.
    Staying at home has been considered the best preventive measures at the moment. Anyone who is sick even if they don't know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to other people.
    Avoiding crowded places is also a major preventive majors since research from Singapore, WHO, CDC and MIT has confirmed that the virus is primarily spread during close contact and by small droplets produced when people cough, sneeze or talk within 1–3 m (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) with an estimated droplets travelling rate of 4.5 meters (15 feet).
    Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds. Practise good respiratory hygiene and avoiding touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. The CDC recommends covering the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue in the trash. Use the inside of the elbow if no tissue is available and also maintain a proper hand hygiene after any cough or sneeze.
    Adhere to the social distancing strategies by government aim to reduce contact of infected persons with large groups by closing schools and workplaces, restricting travel and cancelling mass gatherings.
    This Social distancing also includes that people stay at least 6 feet (1.8 m) apart.
    Covid-19 is a virus with low survival rate to hot weathers and since it affects the human immune system the use of supplements such as vitamin c, ginger, garlic, lemon, pear, pineapple and others has been used to boost immune system in other to reduce the chances of getting infected. Every preventive measures which seems to be available should be taken consciously and responsibly. Stay safe, stay guided and the fight against COVID-19.
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  • Ferrati of Lagos: THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID19 CRISIS


    In light with the news that the world at Large is now suffering from a pandemic in the name Covid19, which originated from a new virus called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus2(SARS-coV-2) was identified as the cause of the pandemic coronavirus that began in China in the year 2019. In March, 2020; the World Health Organization (WHO) declares covid19 a pandemic meaning it cut across the global world.

    Now, how does it spreads? It spreads from person to person among those in close contact (within about 6 feet or 2 meters). The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone infected with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks.

    I will like to highlight and shed light to the role of the Government and the Citizens in tackling this pandemic below:

    ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT

    TOTAL LOCKDOWN NATIONWIDE
    The government should adopt a practice of shutting everywhere in the country be it in the market sector, business sector, transportational sector and so. In doing so, it will enable people stay indoors as to curb the further spread of the virus.

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRECAUTIONAL MEASURES ON CITIZENS
    After the government have set up some precautional measures to curtail the spread of the disease, being humans as we are, we tend to one way or the other come short or fall victim of the laid down measures either intentionally or not. And as such, the government should forcefully make sure all her citizens abide by the setup measures.

    CLOSURE OF BORDERS
    The government in general should make sure all borders both internationally and locally are made shut as this will ensure the spread of the virus be limited by restricting the movement of those infected from swingling around and spreading it across

    DISBURSEMENT OF STIMULUS PACKAGE
    The government should do well to provide relief packages to her citizens during this period especially the less privileged. This becomes imperative as the government has shutdown most means of getting income during this period. By the provision of these packages, citizens will be able to fully abide to the government directives in curtailing the spread of the virus

    PROVISION OF WELL EQUIPPED MEDICAL FACILITIES
    Here, medical centres should be well equipped with necessary equipment like the acclaimed ventilators proven to be missing in our dear hospitals, in order to ensure proper treatment of affected patients. The government should also do well to provide enough isolation centers nationwide to abore those who exhibit the syptoms of the virus, testing tools should also be made readily available.

    ROLE OF THE CITIZENS
    Here, this deals with how and what the citizens can do in order to tackle the crisis. And with the most pressing of which is abiding by the set down measures laid by the government.

    ABIDING BY THE GOVERNMENT MEASURES AND DIRECTIVES
    Citizens should with utmost desire be able to follow and abide by the government directives. It should be well known to the citizens that these measures are primarily for the benefit of them. I think if all citizens could obey this, the spread of the virus would be brought to its bestest minimal

    BE UP-TO-DATE
    Citizens should endeavor to be up to date with latest developments worldwide as pertaining the virus via listening to news, visiting the relevant websites for such purpose. This helps citizens to know vital informations on the covid19 in order to thread carefully

    PRACTICE PREVENTIVE MEASURES
    Preventive measures as washing of the hands often with soap and water for at least 20secs and using of an alcohol based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. By avoiding larger crowded space and mass gatherings. By also avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick or has the syptoms and avoid touching of the eyes, nose and mouth, clean and disinfects surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.
    If these preventive measures could be taken, citizens are all but good to remain 100% safe from the pandemic.

    With all these, if the government and the citizens can play their distinctive roles in tackling covid19, Nigeria would be safe from this global emergence. Thanks!

    Bakare Olalekan.H (Ferrati)
    UNILAG
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  • famoriyomohammed: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID 19; FACTS AND FICTIONS




    Novel corona virus otherwise known as covid 19 was first identified in Wuhan, China. From China it has spread throughout the globe leading to a global pandemic. Corona virus is an infectious disease that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Covid 19 is not as bacteria, fungi, parasites that are living organisms, it's a non living protein having a fat like structure that gives covering and rigidity to the virus, this virus when introduced to the mouth, eyes or nasal cavity interacts with the DNA from where it derives it's potency, giving rise to SARS in the infected person.

    Global research has been made to know about this dreaded disease and some findings has been made and serve as the foundation upon which preventive measures and other research work are been carried out. Preventive measures such as;

    1. Wash hands regular with soap and running water for at least 20seconds/ use of alcohol based hand sanitizer; covid 19 is a protein molecule covered by fat/lipid that forms it's structure, the fat covering is dissolved when introduced to soap (as soap dissolves lipid) makes the protein vulnerable and decays off easily. One can be certified to have washed hands if under running rubs the hands together, rubbing the phalanges subsequently, rubbing in between phalanges and rubbing of the wrist. Alcohol based sanitizer as well dissolves lipid, as alcohol in it dissolves the lipid. There by leading to the easy destruction of the protein molecule.

    2. Stay at home; covid 19 does not spread itself, it is picked off by people getting into direct or indirect contact with the virus. So avoiding social gatherings and staying at home, would go a long way to curtail and check the viral spread.

    3. Wear protective gear; if we must go out, medically recommended face mask and gloves should be worn, to prevent one from getting infected and infecting others as well. PPE(personal protective equipment) should be made available for medical personnel to avoid getting infected and spreading it.

    4.Public awareness; Government should sensitise the public about the virus, it's characteristics and preventive measures through TV shows, social media, educative medium etc.. SO WE CAN FIGHT IT TOGETHER

    5.Wide range decontamination; government should gear up personnel for the decontamination of public areas viz airport, markets, street, schools etc. Also decontamination chamber should be built and placed at the entrance of every public place so as to decontaminate anyone going in or out.

    6. Isolation

    Individuals that have been to infected locations or have gotten contact with infected individuals should isolate themselves for 14days observing if they would develp SARS symptoms, if yes, contact the NCDC on 0800 9700 0010 for further testing and treatment. Avoid random movement especially if u have been in infected areas.
    7. GOD; The most important aspect is the God factor, keeping our minds in check, inspiration on what to do, and healing (...healeth all our infirmities).

    BE SAFE!
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  • Sunday: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19 (facts and fictions).
    The world is in a war between the PROFESSIONAL BODY and the BUSINESS SECTOR. For instance, someone can be a lawyer, but someone who doesn't know anything about law can run the business of law, since it's a business which only requires application of business strategies. This can be traced to the love of money. But those in business are over clouding the professionals because they might not have the courage and money to win the war.
    This results to the two kinds of research;
    1. Professional Research
    2. Business Research. In addition, we also have the law makers and the Lobbies.

    In science, we all know that Viruses do not exist in nature, so how did this corona virus pandemic came about? It is either it was accidentally created or was created for a purpose. Corona virus in nature can live on a dry surface up to four days. If this is true that means it's airborne. Now if the virus is airborne how can we protect humans from getting infected by the virus. Scientifically, the best way of staying away from a virus is not by running or hiding from it because we now know it's airborne. It has been proven that our cells contain antibodies that can fight against this disease. It has medically been proven that; fear reduces immunity to diseases.
    HOW CAN WE PREVENT THIS COVID-19 FROM SPREADING?
    1. Now the only way we can prevent the spread of this corona virus is exposing us to the environment, thereby building a wall of courage to boast our immune system.
    How on Earth would we say that; the best way of fighting a virus is by hiding in our homes? Scientifically, that is the most irrational way of handling spread of diseases, bring social characteristics such as social distancing, lock down etc into play
    There is no such thing as saying; Corona virus is killing people in the world today. It is the effect of the 5G networks that kills people. Look around the world, for instance in Wuhang, China, why is the infection rate so high? This was because China was part of the 5G community and they were trying to lunch their networks so they can be ahead America and the world in technology, but it all came back hitting them with the radioactive effects of this 5G networks

    2. What is killing people in the world today is fear and resistivity. Doctors tell infected patients that there is no cure for the disease, giving them a hopeless situation, and they are left alone to die without any treatment


    THE PRESENT WORLD ORDER/FORUM

    NEW WORLD ORDER
    |
    ID2020
    |
    VACCINE
    |
    |----------------------------------|
    INTERNET OF THINGS PANDEMIC
    (IOT) |
    | COVID-19
    5G |
    | FEAR
    EMBRACE
    There are several groups put together to form the "new world order". One thing the want is a system governed and controlled by one body - ONE WORLD. In recent times, they've been able to come up with some brilliant ideas. They came up with the "ID2020" - VACCINE. They have planned two ways to do it:
    1. PANDEMIC (fear)
    2. TECHNOLOGY (IOT)
    During this period of pandemic, they tend to implement fear on the minds of people telling people that the COVID-19 has no cure, and that the only cure is the VACCINE which comes with a systematic world numbering that would help notify is one has been given the vaccine. Now since fear has flooded the minds of people, they have no other option than to accept the vaccine accompanied with the systematic numbering.
    Why is this virus called COVID-19? This is because, it was supposed to be released in 2019, but was released in late 2019. Now they can creat a pandemic (fear) in order for people to accept the vaccine, where it now seems that, they are creating a problem and a solution.
    Now, the other is TECHNOLOGY. The IOT means internet of things. This means that, we can have anything in the world connected.
    #everything can be connected
    #anything can be connected
    But they wouldn't tell you that human beings too can be connected, and once this happens, people can also be connected and controlled from one source just like mobile devices.
    From this IOT, they introduced military grade connectivity(5G networking system) which portray to the world as the nicest way of technological advancement, but their main goal is to establish a digital system of connecting human beings around the world in a single data base, implanting a micro chip in humans which links nature and technology, giving them access to have control over every human on Earth.
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  • Oluwole: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTIONS.


    Firstly,
    What is COVID-19?
    COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered corona virus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
    The Novel Corona Virus, identified by Chinese Authorities on January 7 and since named SARS-CoV-2, is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans. Little is known about it, although human-to-human transmission has been confirmed.

    SYMPTOMS
    Signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
    In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, multiple organ failure and even death.
    Current estimates of the incubation period- the time between infection and the onset of symptoms-range from one to 14 days. Most infected people show symptoms within five to six days.

    BASIC PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
    Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.
    WHY?
    Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.

    SOCIAL DISTANCING
    Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    WHY?
    When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

    PRACTICE RESPIRATORY HYGIENE
    Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
    WHY?
    Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
    From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
    Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses. such as: cold, flu and COVID-19.

    SEEK MEDICAL CARE EARLY.
    Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever,cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    WHY?
    National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area.
    Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

    SELF ISOLATION
    Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible avoid travelling to places- especially if you are an elder person or have diabetes, heart or lung diseases.
    WHY?
    You have a higher chance of contacting COVID-19 in one of these areas.

    FACTS ABOUT COVID-19

    FACT: Is COVID-19 Airborne?
    NO
    The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
    These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
    You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

    FACT: Does exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25°C degrees prevent the Corona Virus Disease?
    NO
    You can contact COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather e.g Nigeria have reported cases of COVID-19.

    FACT: Is being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort mean you are free from the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease?
    NO
    The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, tiredness and fever.
    Some people may develop more severe forms of this disease, such as pneumonia. The best way to confirm if you have the virus producing COVID-19 disease is witha laboratory test.
    You cannot confirm it with breathing exercise, which can even be dangerous.

    FACT: Does drinking alcohol protect you against COVID-19?
    NO
    Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
    Frequent bor excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems.

    FACT: Can cold weather and snow kill COVID-19?
    NO
    There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new Corona Virus or other diseases.
    The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather. Countries with cold weather e.g United States of America have reported cases of COVID-19.

    FACT: Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill COVID-19?
    NO
    Sparying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill virus that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e eyes, mouth).
    Beware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.

    FACT: Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against COVID-19?
    NO
    Vaccines against pneumonia such as: Pneumococcal Vaccine and Haemophilus Influenza Type B (HiB) vaccine, do not provide protection against COVID-19.

    FACT: Can eating Garlic help prevent infection with the COVID-19?
    NO
    Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the COVID-19.

    FACT: Are Antibiotics effectives in preventing and treating the new COVID-19?
    NO
    Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
    The new Corona Virus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore antibiotics shoukd not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
    However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because co-infection is possible.

    CONCLUSION
    The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, and WHO is supporting their efforts.
    Although, These vaccines are not effective against COVID-19, Vaccination against respiratory illness is highly recommended to protect your health.
    WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.
    Therefore, We can also take good care of ourselves by taking precautions and preventing ourselves from contacting COVID-19 with the above measures because Prevention, they say is better than Cure.

    Stay Safe!
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  • olatidoye: Topic: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19 FACTS AND FICTIONS.
    NAME: OLATIDOYE TOLANI OLUMIDE
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    As of match 11th 2020,the outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19) has been enunciate a Public Health Emergency of international interest, the novel virus is believed to have originated from wuhan(China) ,which has from there spread to many countries accross the globe.
    While covid -19 continues to spread, it's essential that the general public abide by the preventive measures released by the government and those in health sector so as to avoid further transmission of the virus and it's also essential for the general public to educate themselves on the do's and don't of the virus, these measures might seems challenging but we have to abide by it , as we all know desperate situation demands desperate solution.
    Therefore, I will commend the leaders across the globe for their proactive measures against the pandemic virus. So, I will urge the general public to also do their part so as to curb the further spread of the virus. Expert in the health sector and notable health organization like WHO,NCDC etc has urge the general public to engage in the following activities so as to alleviate the spread of the novel virus.
    First thing first,expert in the health sector has urge the general public to wash their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub,studies shows that it helps to kill the virus. Germs (like bacteria and viruses)that causes these disease are forms of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections that causes serious complication on the infected (victim)with the weakens of immune system. When do we need to wash our hands? After using a tissue or handkerchief,after handling animals,after handling rubbish and working in the garden and also before and after attending to sick or infected people;you should also use gloves when attending to them.
    Furthermore,The covering of cough and sneeze is also essential. The health expert had made known to us that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)(covid-19 inclusive) are spread by coughing or sneezing because it's a respiratory disease. Aside from washing your hands with water and soap. One of the crucial and effective ways to alleviate the spread of covid-19 is covering your cough and sneeze,because an uncovered cough or sneeze can send infected droplets up to a meter away and remain airborne for several hours. Note: Don't cough or sneeze with bare hands and you should avoid touching people or surfaces after coughing into hands be it infected or not,you might spread or even contract the virus through this process.
    Staying at home, is one of the best way to prevent and stay safe from the plague that we're facing across the globe. It helps us to prevent been exposed through infected one's and devoid the transfer of covid-19 in our communities and environment and guarantee us a healthy and excellent way to avoid the transfer of covid-19 and it helps the government to trace these who have contact with a confirmed case
    In conclusion with, as we wait and hope to eradicate the pandemic,let us join hands by obeying and following the safety precaution given by government and health workers to avoid been a victim. Remember PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. STAY SAFE ALWAYS.
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  • Sadiq2020: The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nigerian Economy


    The fall in household consumption in Nigeria will stem from 1) partial (or full) restrictions on movement, thus causing consumers to spend primarily on essential goods and services; 2) low expectations of future income, particularly by workers in the gig economy that are engaged on a short-term/contract basis, as well as the working poor in the informal economy; and 3) the erosion of wealth and expected wealth as a result of the decline in assets such as stocks and home equity. The federal government has imposed a lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states as well as Abuja (which have the highest number of coronavirus cases combined). Subnational governments have quickly followed suit by imposing lockdowns in their states. Nigeria has a burgeoning gig economy as well as a large informal sector, which contributes 65 percent of its economic output. Movement restrictions have not only reduced the consumption of nonessential commodities in general, but have affected the income-generating capacity of these groups, thus reducing their consumption expenditure.

    Investments by firms will be impeded largely due to the uncertainties that come with the pandemic-limited knowledge about the duration of the outbreak, the effectiveness of policy measures, and the reaction of economic agents to these measures—as well as negative investor sentiments, which are causing turbulence in capital markets around the world. Indeed, the crisis has led to a massive decline in stock prices, as the Nigerian Stock Exchange records its worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis, which has eroded the wealth of investors. Taking into consideration the uncertainty that is associated with the pandemic and the negative profit outlook on possible investment projects, firms are likely to hold off on long-term investment decisions.

    On the other hand, government purchases will increase as governments, which typically can afford to run budget deficits, utilize fiscal stimulus measures to counteract the fall in consumer spending. However, for governments that are commodity dependent, the fall in the global demand for commodities stemming from the pandemic will significantly increase their fiscal deficits. In Nigeria’s case, the price of Brent crude was just over $26 a barrel on April 2, whereas Nigeria’s budget assumes a price of $57 per barrel and would still have run on a 2.18 trillion naira ($6.05 billion) deficit. Similarly, with oil accounting for 90 percent of Nigeria’s exports, the decline in the demand for oil and oil prices will adversely affect the volume and value of net exports. Indeed, the steep decline in oil prices associated with the pandemic has necessitated that the Nigerian government cut planned expenditure. In fact, on March 18, the minister of finance announced a 1.5 trillion naira ($4.17 billion) cut in nonessential capital spending.

    The restrictions on movement of people and border closures foreshadow a decline in exports. Already, countries around the world have closed their borders to nonessential traffic, and global supply chains for exports have been disrupted. Although the exports of countries that devalue their currency due to the fall in the price of commodities (like Nigeria), will become more affordable, the limited markets for nonessential goods and services nullifies the envisaged positive effect on net exports.

    In Nigeria, efforts were already being made to bolster aggregate demand through increased government spending and tax cuts for businesses. The public budget increased from 8.83 trillion naira ($24.53 billion) in 2019 to 10.59 trillion naira ($29.42 billion) in 2020, representing 11 percent of the national GDP, while small businesses have been exempted from company income tax, and the tax rate for medium-sized businesses has been revised downwards from 30 to 20 percent. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis is causing all components of aggregate demand, except for government purchases, to fall

    Before the pandemic, the Nigerian government had been grappling with weak recovery from the 2014 oil price shock, with GDP growth tapering around 2.3 percent in 2019. In February, the IMF revised the 2020 GDP growth rate from 2.5 percent to 2 percent, as a result of relatively low oil prices and limited fiscal space. Relatedly, the country’s debt profile has been a source of concern for policymakers and development practitioners as the most recent estimate puts the debt service-to-revenue ratio at 60 percent, which is likely to worsen amid the steep decline in revenue associated with falling oil prices. These constraining factors will aggravate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and make it more difficult for the government to weather the crisis.
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  • damola k: The role of the Nigerian government and it's citizen in tackling the covid 19 crisis

    Covid 19(Corona virus) is deadly. It can cause truamatic or stressful change in a person's life. It also affect the society, socially, financially and Economically.
    The Government and the citizen has a role to play in other to stop and curb this crisis
    Here are the roles of the Government:
    Government should provide Good Medical or clinical tools and drugs. Government should equip the health center and isolation centers with up to date technology so if anyone has or show any symptoms he or she can be treated with appropriate tools and drugs.
    Government should employ more medical expertise. Government should provide more health workers, who will be ready to treat nd diagnose the sick for easier and faster recovery. They should also help to enlighten the citizens on the causes and precautions of the virus.
    Government should provide food and social amenities. Government should provide food and other things like hand sanitizer, nose mask,hand gloves and electric power to allow people stay indoor in other not to spread the dieseases by not going to fend for themselves.
    Security: They should be securities at check points, borders like the Sea port, Air port and roads, banks and hospitals to control crowds and help to find out the infected people who know or who doesn't know they are potential carrier of the diseases.
    Ask for help from other civilised country. The government should ask for help in neighboring countries in terms of finances, food ,drugs, equipment and medical practitioners.
    The citizens to have roles to play in the crisis.The below are the roles to be carried out:
    Listen to the government and medical experts. citizen should listen to what the government says and abide with the rules and regulations kid down eg Abiding by the rules no movement so as not too spread the disease. The medical experts to know more than we do and preventions to be taken, so we should listen to what they say and what is asked to do.
    Going to the nearest hospitals or clinic or even call the Nigeria emergency number if you feel or show any of the symptoms of the disease so as to be treated quickly and not to infect others.

    Enlighten people around them. The citizens who knows and are aware of the disease should tell and explain about the dieseas to others who are not aware around them.
    Stop the spread of false news, by not saying fantasies and false news not said by the government and it's agencies.
    Stop criticism. citizens should stop criticising the government and it's agencies. Rather watch out for their next move.
    Care for the less privilege. If u have something someone need and doesn't have try to give .
    Avoid social, religious or any other gathering. Stop parties, church mosque, clubing in other not to get infected with the positive ones.
    Pray for the country and world. Only God can save us.
    In conclusion government should do their best in curbing the spread of the virus and the citizens should help themselves and the government by doing what is meant and told to be done.
    With all this said if the government can put in place this things mentioned so as the citizens, this will reduce the infection and death rate and things will be back to normal before you know it. May God help us and heal our planet and country.
    #Health is wealth#
    #stay home stay safe#
    #My school.ng#
    Thanks for reading
    please like.
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  • Keshy_Yo!: Preventive Measures Against Covid-19;
    Facts and Fiction


    Covid-19 popularly known as corona virus is an infectious condition, which means it can be spread directly or indirectly from one person to another. This infection attacks the respiratory tract that is the nose, the throat, the lungs, and the airways. It was caused by the newly discovered corona virus known as Novel corona virus , first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
    This disease has spread worldwide and it is still spreading till date in almost all human dwelling continents .
    So, How exactly does the corona virus spread?, An infected person can spread the infection to a healthy person through the eyes, the nose in the process of sneezing, the mouth in the process of coughing, via droplets produced during the listed processes. It can also be contacted through close contact with an infected person and also contacts with contaminated surfaces,objects and other items of personal and public use.
    Covid-19 has claimed alot of lifes and damaged a lot of people state of health due to people avoiding preventive measures against the viral disease. Here are some essential preventive measures that should be taken at home and put in consciousness;

    * Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly
    Hands should be properly washed in and out with soap before and after touching open surfaces amd object . Do not neglect the Fingernails.

    *Absorb Vitamin C regularly as it helps to boost the immune system.

    * Always apply a sanitizer having at least 70% of alcohol in its contents on your hands.

    * Practice social distancing religiously.

    * When you feel unwell or you are showing any symptoms of the viral disease, do not hesitate to go for a medical checkup.

    * Avoid any form of social gathering.

    * When coughing or sneezing make sure you do so in the elbow and not in the hands if there's no tissue.

    * Your facial mask and hand gloves should remain constant on you.

    FICTION
    Intake of Chloroquine
    Covid-19 has no specific cure yet, it is rumored that chloroquine cures the viral disease which has been confirmed false by medical expertise, a lot of people followed the trend that chloroquine cures covid-19 and so they go ahead to take it and some even died form the excess intake of chloroquine.

    Inhaling of Steam
    Medical experts did not recommend steam inhaling so I see no reason why we should follow this unhealthy trend. As for me I only see this as a punishment!!! and it can cause another breathing related problems like catarrh etc.
    In closing, having the right information and facts about covid-19 will wash off any kind of fear that exist .


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    #stay_safe
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  • Daveee: nice essay this is the best I've seen so far
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  • Adeniyi: The role of a nigerian government is to ensure safety for d citizen of nigeria by not allowing one whether rich or poor to travel out of d country and to make sure everybody stay indoor...roles of citizen is to yield to d instuction giving out by the government and any who bilect it should be purnish by law
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  • Ifeanyiiheanacho: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID 19 FACTS AND FICTION
    The corona virus, has been a global pandemic in the world today, this single virus has killed thousands and tens of thousands.
    Though the cure has not been found yet, we have ways of curbing this unclean menace from our society. They are as follows.
    1: SOCIAL DISTANCING: The world today, as we know is populated with above 1 billion inhabitants living in it. this pandemic has been proven that it can spread through different means , such as shaking of hands, and touching infected person's or fluid. this is a very serious way of contacting this virus. and in other to stop it , we are asked to maintain at Least 3m distance from everyone .
    2:WASHING OF HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER OR SANITIZER.
    This is also another way of reducing the spread of this pandemic everything we do we need to wash our hands before doing it and after doing it . As this virus has also been proven to been found on objects touched by infected person or persons. Therefore using sanitizer and washing our hands regularly, cleanses our hands of any virus found on it.
    3:STAY AT HOME. In some countries, the government, has told their citizens to stay at home in other to stop the spread of this virus we should also obey this directive.
    4;COVER YOUR NOSE WHEN SNEEZING WITH YOUR ELBOW OR WITH A FACE MASK.
    This, is another important factor in other to reduce the spread of this disease.
    cover your nose while sneezing in other not to infect anyone staying around you if you have the virus. While I advise everyone to wear face masks, in other not to contact the disease or distribute it.
    Finally, i urge everyone to abide by this instructions so that together we can stop this deadly illness and make our world and society a better place to live.
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  • Chidindu: Preventive Measures against COVID-19: Facts and Fiction


    Around November last year, a deadly virus outbreak happened in the city of Wuhan, China. The virus which is popularly known as the Novel Corona virus or simply has COVID-19 is a deadly and life threatening virus. The government of China took steps to curb the virus by locking down the city of Wuhan but it seems they didn’t act fast as the virus had spread across countries by February, 2020.
    On the 27th of February, 2020 Nigeria confirmed it first case of COVID-19 in Lagos state. The case was an Italian man, who travelled from Milan to Nigeria to continue is daily duty. He was confirmed positive when he was tested in the virology laboratory of the Lagos university teaching Hospital. The victim had no serious symptoms or illness and was there by moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital located in Yaba to be managed and cared for.
    Since then, Nigeria had put in place many procedures in other to control the spread of the disease. It was certain that the Italian man had made contacts with people when he arrived in Nigeria, the National center for disease control are working hard every day to trace possible contacts.
    The National Center for Disease Control is the agency in charge in controlling the virus; this agency has put in place well understanding procedures and guidelines in other to prevent the virus from spreading across the country.
    There had been several rumors about the virus, which is a normal phenomenon for any disease outbreak; rumors said that the virus is reduced or killed by heat or intense sunlight; therefore it won’t be all that effective in African countries. However, this fact hasn’t been proving itself has the case of people contacting the virus is increasing steadily across Africa.
    Another rumor said the virus could only be contacted through touching or socializing with an individual who has the virus, the rumor emphasized that the virus is not airborne. This rumor is not true because the virus can be contacted if an infected person coughs or sneezes near an ordinary person. That simply shows that the virus can be transmitted through air.
    According to a study done by the CDC(center for Disease Control) in the United States of America, the virus can stay up to 30 minutes in the atmosphere before it dies; and can also survive up to 10 minutes on your hands. That’s why the most effective and popular preventive measure is to wash your hands regularly with anti-bacteria soap and running water.
    One should be aware that this virus is real and has killed more than 60, 000 people around the globe; only 6 deaths has been recorded in Nigeria as at the date of writing this essay. According to recent updates in Nigeria and other countries, some infected patients may not show symptoms of the virus, that’s why social distancing is encouraged.
    It has been discovered that the virus kills 70% of people who has an underlying sickness, that is people who have previous sickness such as; asthma, tuberculosis or any other respiratory and other sicknesses. A person who has these previous sicknesses is at high risk since their immune system won’t be able to battle two sicknesses at the same time.
    It has also been discovered that the virus also affect largely the elderly people, since they are prone to have one sickness or the other. The virus may be defeated by individuals who have strong immune system and a strong will to live.
    Now, we will examine some of the preventive measures which we can use to avoid the spread of the deadly virus. Here are some effective preventive measures outlined below;
    1. Stay Updated: Individuals are advised to stay connected and follow the updates of the virus every day; this is done to obtain new information about the virus. In Nigeria, you should visit the NCDC websites regularly for updates and new information.
    2. Frequently washing of Hands: it’s either you use hand sanitizers which are alcohol based to clean your hands regularly or wash your hands with anti-bacteria soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Why should we do this? This is done to kill and dry up any virus that may have landed on your hands; regular washing of hands will help prevent COVID-19.
    3. Social distancing Maintenance: individuals should maintain a distance of 1 meter (3 feet) from each other, either when in public or when at home. Why you should do this is because, if an infected person sneezes or coughs near you, they may spray liquid droplets from their nose or mouth, which you can instantly breathe in, and this droplets may contain the virus.
    4. Do not Touch your Nose, Eyes or Mouth: individuals shouldn’t touch the Nose, Eyes or Mouth unless when just washed. This is because hands touch many surfaces and places and can touch the virus anywhere, and if that same hand reaches our eyes, nose or mouth may get us infected.
    5. Follow the Respiratory Hygiene: This means coughing and sneezing into your elbow or on a tissue paper when you are around people, dispose the tissue paper immediately. This is done to prevent other people from contacting other virus such as flu and even COVID-19.
    6. Wear Facemask when going to get Essentials: We are aware that most countries are now experiencing lockdown. So when going out to buy essentials (Essentials here mean groceries, things you can’t do without) every individual should wear facemasks. This doesn’t stop you from following the other preventive measures. Wearing facemask will reduce the risk of you breathing in the liquid droplets if someone mistakenly coughs or sneeze next to you.
    7. Take responsibility: if you have been feeling unwell, stay home. However, if you are experiencing dry cough, fever and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice immediately. In Nigeria you can call the NCDC toll free line, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people until they come for you.
    With this listed preventive measures above, I’m sure one should be able to live freely without the fear of contacting the virus.
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  • mayor2oxide: THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY ( THE BEGINNING OF THE END)


    Education is the change of mindset and that’s exactly what COVID—19 is doing to everyone of us. The whole world is in lockdown, even the developed countries would not fit as a fiddle after the pandemic. The truth is no one will remain the same after this period, not even the economy of our dear country would pass this season without scars. Global economies are now in a similar state as their public health services - on emergency, no thanks to Corona virus.
    The price of oil hit its lowest level in 17 years, declining from $59 to $28 per barrel within a month as a result of lower demand and a lack of coordination between OPEC and Russia to reduce supply. For Nigeria, where revenue from oil production is 31% of the 2020 budget revenue and oil accounts for 90% of foreign exchange - the effect of the sharp and persistent fall in oil price will lead to cuts in government spending and net exports, two critical components of economic output.


    As a result of the shortage in foreign exchange earnings, the CBN has "devalued" the naira from an official rate of ₦307 to ₦360 per dollar. The dollar exchange rate for foreign investors was also changed from ₦360 to ₦380.

    The devaluation, or as the CBN called it, realignment, has been praised by experts as it leads to the closer alignment between Nigeria's multiple exchange rates. It also allows the Nigerian government to earn more naira from its currently low dollar oil sales. One barrel of oil at $30 nows gives the government ₦10.8 billion, an increase from ₦9.2 billion at ₦306.


    While this move will reduce the dollar required to meet foreign exchange demands, it also has negative effects on Nigeria’s equity and fixed income markets. With the naira losing value to the dollar, foreign investors are more reluctant to hold naira-denominated assets and as such, more inclined to sell off their naira assets. The stock market has already taken a hit as a result of the virus. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) lost ₦2.3 trillion in the three weeks after Nigeria's first case - an 18% drop.
    Uncertainty is a big factor for the shock in financial markets which has implications for the real economy. As investors lose money and businesses lose capital, spending by both individuals and firms decrease. Another big hit to the economy and perhaps, the most direct hit will come from the restrictions on movement around the world and in Nigeria. The shutdown of offices and non-essential businesses will reduce productive effort and output. Take as examples, the closure of a Chinese fabric manufacturing company that produces input for a Nigerian fashion line or the shutdown of bars in Lagos. In both cases, Nigerian businesses will be required to slow down or halt production. Moreover, with stay-at-home policies and the uncertainty that comes with the pandemic, non-essential commodities will be less sought after..




    Although the CBN hopes to avert the economic impact of the pandemic by loaning money to the individuals, businesses and industries that are most affected and those that are in the front line of fighting the pandemic. The total stimulus package is ₦3.5 trillion. This includes 5% interest loans of up to ₦50 billion to households, airline service providers and hoteliers, ₦150 billion to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector and ₦1 trillion for the manufacturing sector. It is also delaying repayments from SMEs under its many intervention funds.




    A recession is highly predicted if things continue to go south, considering that the informal sector contributes about 41% of Nigeria’s economic output, how many people can stay at home and still be productive? Work-from-home policies would not apply to food vendors and artisans. Even within the formal economy, workers who are not skilled in working remotely like Nigeria’s civil servants and sectors without telework technology like manufacturing will be unable to work from home. The shutdown of movement will lead to a massive decline in economic output, income and consumer spending. This will particularly affect low-income workers in the leisure and tourism sector – which will be devastated by the Coronavirus. It will also depend on whether the worker can work from home (writer) or has a job in the physical economy which will suffer more.




    While most recessions are either caused by demand, supply or financial shocks, the COVID-19 pandemic promises to deliver all three in a single package. The shock to demand (restrictions to movement, and uncertainty causing consumers to reduce non-essential spending), to supply (shutdown of factories and service providers causing a reduction in goods and services produced) and the financial system (disruptions in the capital market) could be fatal. Nevertheless, the CBN is already making moves that it failed to make during the last crisis. Once the Federal Government comes into play, they might manage to minimise the damage.




    Nevertheless, regardless of how our economy or economic u adhering to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and the government adopting preventive policies, the economy will continue to tumble. These days are the beginning of the end and as rumours of the imminent danger of the 5G lurks around, only God can save the world.
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  • Maryjane: THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

    Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) is an infectious viral disease that affects the human respiratory system, and causes mild to serious consequences on human health.
    The first outbreak was recorded in Huanan Seafood wholesale market;Jinghan District,Wuhan,Hubei,China in December 2019.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern on the 30th of January 2020, and recognized it as a PANDEMIC on the 11th of March 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Nigeria was announced on the 27th of February 2020, totalling to about a over 250 at the time of writing this article.
    As of 8th of April 2020, approximately 1.47 million cases of the COVID 19 pandemic have been reported in 209 countries and territories resulting in approximately 86,900 deaths, and a merge number of recoveries.
    In Nigeria specifically, as at 8th of April, the confirmed cases of the COVID 19 pandemic was 276, 44 recovered cases,and 6 deaths recorded.
    The disease is spread by close contact with infected persons and through droplets of the saliva of the infected individual.Which causes symptoms ranging from dry cough, mild headache, chest tightness, and in it's most severe form, difficulty of breathing.
    There is no vaccine yet for this viral disease, but people can help curb the spread of the virus by staying at home, keeping safe distance in public places, regular washing of hands with soap and water, and a host of other preventive measures.
    With the recommended palliative measures, the Federal government ordered the lockdown of some states, causing some inconveniences in different sectors of the Nigerian economy, highlighted below
    1. Oil and gas
    2. Agriculture
    3. Education
    4. Tourism and leisure
    *OIL AND GAS*
    Nigeria is the largest oil and gas producer in Africa, and the oil and gas sector as we know is responsible for over 80% of the country's income. (COVID-19) has stopped any form of foriegn trade as the borders of different countries have been shut down in order to prevent the spread of this virus; there is no means of transportation of crude oil out of the country into other countries which implies that no form of transaction or foreign trade has been carried out since the outbreak if the COVID-19 pandemic. The paucity in government revenues through oil, means that government will have to rely on it's depleted financial reserves to sustain the country during this period. But thanks to the generous contributions of private individuals and institutions, and if the funds are properly used, we coul be spared of the adverse economic effects of the pandemic

    AGRICULTURE
    Agriculture dates as far back the existence of man. Agriculture is a branch of the economy in Nigeria providing employment for about 30% of the population as of 2010. The sector is being transformed by commercialization at the small, medium and large scale enterprise levels. Agriculture contributed 32% to GDP in 2001. Nigeria (like many other African countries) strongly relies on agricultural export to other countries to supply the economy. Nigeria is known for commonly cultivating major crops such as bean, rice, cashew nuts, cassava, coco beans, groundnuts, palm kernel, rubber, sorghum etc. Coco being cash crop is the leading non oil foreign exchange earner while rubber is the second largest non oil foreign exchange earner. The oil palm industry also constitutes a significant sector of the Nigerian economy providing for and raw materials for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, plastics and the bio-energy industries.
    The out break of the coronavirus pandemic as caused a major set back in the agricultural sector of the Nigerian economy as both human and resources are needed for labour in this sector. However, considering the fact that people need to maintain social distancing and avoid contact with persons because no one really knows who is a carrier of the disease or not. All the above listed institutions who are beneficiaries of products from the agricultural sector are made to suffer a great deal because operations and labour has ceased in the agricultural sector.
    Furthermore, Nigeria is not also able to export it's cash crops such as Cocoa, oil palm, rubber to other countries in order to generate revenue for it's citizens. This has left the Nigerian economy at the suffering end.
    EDUCATION
    Nigeria's education system encompasses three different sectors; basic education ( nine years), post basic / senior secondary education (three years), and tertiary education ( four to six years) The tertiary level consists of a university sector and a non university sector i.e poly technics, colleges of education, etc. On the 23rd of March 2020, the Federal government ordered the shutdown of schools at all levels across the country. Students, teachers, lecturers and non academic staff of various schools were made to stay home and all academic and non academic activities were brought to an abrupt end. This has resulted to consequences, most notably, the disruption of most schools academic calendar which means an extra period of delay for all parties involved.
    Moreso, staffs of private schools can only be paid if school fees of students who are enrolled in such schools are paid but due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak which has in turn resulted to the lockdown of schools, none of these is achievable

    TOURISM AND LEISURE
    Nigeria is a tourist paradise which boasts a good tropical weather, varieties of wide life, beautiful water falls , historical relics, captivating beaches ,rolling hills coupled with the warm hearted and culturally active populace.The weather and climate renders Nigeria a tourist destination of varities and contrast.The climate and weather include the semi-temperate of the jos plateau,the harmattan haze of the north ,and the humane weather of the south . The attractive weather and climate, notwithstanding the number of tourist sites is the ultimate key to the demand for tourism in any economy. Here in Nigeria, there are at least one hundred and one(101) tourist sites spread across the six geo-political zones spanning different Sight views such as Rocks, Plateaus ,Hills , Springs,Lakes ,Water falls, Beaches,Museum ,Shrines, Cultural festivals,Parks ,Gardens ,Game reserves,Zoos etc .It is no news that foreigners travel all the way from their country down to Nigeria for festivals, such as the popular Calabar Carnival and also come for research in our museum , to acquire more knowledge about the African culture and tradition. Going by the directives of the Federal government to shut down all the boarders that leads into the country.Tourist sites are locked up, and the usual supply of revenue is unavailable.
    As highlighted above, the world as a whole Nigeria specifically is hard hit by the present pandemic, which has been forecasted to cause the most severe economic depression, since the Great depression of the 1930's. Jobs have been lost, the sphere of global economic, political and social interaction is changing and it's left for countries with visionary and purposeful leaders to take up the mantle to ensure that it's citizens are adequately catered for throughout the duration of this misfortune
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  • Best girl: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19 : FACTS AND FICTIONS


    FACTS; Do you know?
     Methanol cures and prevents corona virus
     Bathing with hand sanitizer or alcohol not only kills the virus but prevents it from ever infecting an individual.
     Standing under the sun regularly will kill the virus.
     Eating Garlic and drinking Vinegar kill the virus totally.
     Taking hot baths also kills the virus.
     Lastly, the virus fears “black blood” (Black skin).

    Well these are the facts or so I thought… So are these FACTS or all LIES?!!!
    In order to answer this question, its best to know what we are fighting; “THE CORONA VIRUS” so then what is this virus?
    The Corona virus is known to belong to a group of virus that infects animal. However this Covid-19 is caused by a Corona virus called “SARS-COV-2 (Popularly know as the new Corona virus), note also that the Covid-19 causing virus, is not the only Corona virus but just a member of it family of other two well known member being the “SARS-COV” which caused an out break in 2003 and also its sister the “MERS-COV” which also caused a major out break in the middle east in 2012. Although, the newly discovered member of the family (that is; Covid-19) is a customized version of both the “MERS-COV” and “SARS-COV”.
    The Corona virus is most feared for its ability to spread very quickly, a very clear event happened in the “Shincheonji Church, South Korea in February” according to investigation one person infected with the virus was present in the church and just two weeks after, several thousands of people in the country with more than half of those people coming from the church were infected with the virus.
    So then how can this virus be prevented?
    The most important preventive measure above all is “AWARENESS”;
    The World today has lost thousands of people not because of the presence of the virus but because of the lack of knowledge and early public awareness of this virus; Italy shows us a clear example of this.
    As little as it may seem staying aware is a major preventive measure, as it involves getting the latest information about the virus from trusted sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) websites and other valid news from national and local public health sources such as the Nigeria Center of Disease Control (NCDC) and many others, this is very important as it keeps you updated on the new development and new preventive measures about the virus.

    Social distancing;
    This is also a very important preventive measure, but then how can this be done?
    According to the World Health Organization; every individual must maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone coughing or sneezing, this is because when an infected person coughs or sneezes small liquid droplet are released, when too close to such individual, these droplets can be inhaled into the body, hence the Covid-19 virus goes with it.


    Wash your hands frequently;
    Washing the hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-base hand rub (This can be sanitizers or alcohol based spirits) or just simply washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, this is because it kills the virus if present in the hand.

    Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth;
    “This is harder than the Ten Commandments combined” according to a friend.
    This might be quite difficult, but if it can prevent Covid-19, then it is necessary, because this will avoid the virus, if already present in your hand to get into your eyes, nose and mouth, hence not affect the individual at all

    Practice respiratory hygiene;
    This is also important, in this case individuals should practice good respiratory hygiene such as covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with your elbow bent or using tissue paper and disposing it immediately after use, better still, use a face mask; as this prevents droplet leaving the mask and also prevent any droplet coming into the mask.

    Lastly if you have any symptom such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing- contact medical personnels;
    On this note we should understand that prevention goes beyond just ourselves, it also implies to other people around such as our family, friends, love ones and even the average Nigerian out there fighting for a better future, let us not be the “Patrick Sonya” of this era, that would endanger the lives of many others, therefore if you feel any symptoms at all, do not hesitate to call it in to receive proper diagnosis.

    We should learn from our past, knowing that this new enemy is a respecter of no one and can not be defeated by fiction or tales, this is much more, but the basic truth is that you can, not even by drugs or by “Mother’s Concoction”, but by doing what is right, because truly and truly the vaccine of the Corona Virus has been found, but unfortunately not in tablets, syrups or even capsules but this time it is very affordable and has been tested and approved by our past and history and it is called PREVENTION, I mean THE TRUE PREVENTION.
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  • Akatiki: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION

    Corona virus are a large family of virus which may cause illness in animals and humans. In humans several coronavirus are know to cause respiratory infections ranging from common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The most recently discovered coronavirus is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus. Other new coronavirus since 2003 are group I which includes NL and New Haven coronavirus and group II which includes HKUL. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began Wuhan, China in December 2019.
    The history of human coronavirus began in 1965 when Tyrrell and Bynoe found out that they could passage a virus named B814. It was found in human embryonic tracheal organ cultures obtained from the respiratory tract of an adult with common cold.
    The field of corona virology has advanced significantly in recent years. The SARS epidemic was a dramatic reminder that animal coronaviruses are potential threats to the human population, although the exact mechanism of species to species spread of the SARS coronavirus remains obsecure. NL63 has been identified in many countries. The virus and the related viruses NL and HCoV-NH are likely the cause of a substantial proportion of the respiratory tract disease in infants and children. The impact of HKUL is not yet known. It seems that coronavirus infecting humans and causing heterogeneous symptoms and quite widely distributed among group I and II. It may be that the same of the newer coronavirus represents strains to the original B514 and OC that could not be further characterized in 1960. Additionally, human coronavirus strains will very likely be discovered which stresses the need for further investigation into virology and etiology of these infectious organisms.
    In another dimension, there are many myths that surround the COVID-19. Some of them include, the cure for coronavirus is available, this is false. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 presently. Scientists are still working on a vaccine but to develop a vaccine will take some months.
    Also, the new coronavirus is said to have been deliberately created or released by people is fiction. Virus can change over time, occasionally a disease outbreak happens when a virus that is common in an animal such as pig, bird or bat undergoes changes and passes to humans. This is likely how the virus came to be.
    In addition, ordering or buying products from over seas will make a person sick is a misconception. World Health Organization(WHO) says that the likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19 from a commercial package is low since it has likely travelled over several days and has been exposed to different temperatures and conditions during transit. Researchers are studying the new coronavirus to learn more about how it infects people.
    In general, there are important facts about COVID-19, some include that the incubation period (time between catching the virus and showing symptoms of the disease) ranges from 1 to 14 days, most commonly around five days.
    Moreover, the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person sneezes, coughs or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to remain in the air therefore quickly fall to surfaces. One can be infected by breathing in the virus if one is within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19 or by touching a contaminated surface then touching eyes, nose or mouth before washing one's hands.
    As well as the symptoms of COVID-19 are important facts. It includes fever, tiredness and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, running nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. The symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problem or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
    In conclusion, there are preventive measures of COVID-19. It includes cleaning hands as often as possible. Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in public places. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    Also, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay at home as much as possible to put a distance between you and other people.
    In addition, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth cover when around people in order not to spread the disease.
    Finally, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
    The main preventive measure of COVID-19 is to not get infected and do not spread it.
    AKATIKI AYUBA
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  • Ayomide: Coronavirus also known as covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new virus ,it is a very tough disease which as spread through many countries .

    The new virus is a respiatory disease which spreads through droplets and its generated from a infected person,corona virus started from china ,in china they had this virus but they did not allow people to find out until it became worse for them and it went through like a wild fire .

    now many countries as this virus including nigeria to help prevent this virus you need to wash your hands ,and sanitizers,or soap and water,when an infected person coughs or sneezes or through the droplet like saliva or discharge from the nose .They should cover their mouth and stay away from other people to prevent the spread and they should stay one inch away from other people .


    the government has advice every one with the symptoms of this virus that they should call them.People of all ages can be infected by the new virus ,older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma , diabeties,heartdisease) apear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus .


    The WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus .for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiatory hygiene .People could catch COVID-19 by touching cominated surfaces or objects and then touching their eyes,nose,mouth.


    anyways if people dont take proper treatment and the government stops working thing will get worse .Schools,Churches,Mosques and some shops as closed down because of this virus .And the Goverment has extended the lockdow. But this as or can not stop the education for students that are writing their exams ,there is now an online app we can do and most Tv stations are now. teaching and this is helping us a lot so ill like everyone to stay home and be safe .
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  • eniolaashy: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19, FACTS OR Fiction
    Corona virus(COVID-19)is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. It has been identified as the cause of a disease outbreak of respiratory illness originated in china and the virus has spread to many countries and territories affecting over 1,534,001.it spreads worldwide primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches an infected surface or object. It operate between 2-14 days before it start showing on surfaces. While COVID-19 continues to spread ,it is important that individual take actions to prevent further transmission, reduce the impact of the outbreak and support control measures.
    For quite long that the virus have come into existence, there is no known treatment or cure for it, but some people keep circulating rumors about knowing it cure to create their own false remedies. However , many of the symptoms can be treated but not the virus.
    There has been so many ongoing facts or fiction about the corona virus which says,
    *Does lemon or turmeric preventCOVID-19? No, there has not been scientific evidence that lemon or turmeric prevent COVID-19 ,But instead of that, consume fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
    *Does drinking lots of water every 15minutes flush out the virus and protect COVID-19?No,no evidence has been concerning that, it is recommended that people should have 8 glasses of water everyday
    *Only a dry cough is a symptoms of COVID-19,what about a runny nose and sputum? No ,this is not correct because some patient with the virus do show a runny nose and sputum as symptoms
    *Does sunlight kills the new corona virus? There is no evidence that sunlight kills corona virus
    *Does eaten frozen foods and ice-cream spread the virus? There is no scientific evidence that eating hygienically made frozen foods and ice-cream spread the new virus.
    *Taking cloroquine or any other drugs will not kill it. if then take an overdose, you may end up killing yourself.
    *Inhaling steam will not kill it.
    *Eating lemon and lime in this world will not kill it.
    Now that you know the truth,always remember to verify information by washing news and doing research.
    To protect ourselves from the virus, Do the following:
    *Regularly wash hand with soap and water under a running water or alcohol based hand sanitizer.
    *Avoid large events and mass gathering
    *Cover your and nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue ,when you cough or sneeze and dispose the tissue properly
    *Distance yourself from unwell or sick people.
    *keep 1metre distance from someone sneezing or coughing.
    *Don’t touch your eyes,nose or mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
    *stay home and self isolate from other in the household if you fell unwell
    Corona virus is a virus that cann’t be seen,yet,destroted the live of those who are infected with it knowing the facts and preventive measures is key!.Be sensitive and protective in order to guard yourself and your loved ones against the virus.
    They say prevention is better than cure!!!STAY SAFE!!
    ENIOLA
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  • layo: Preventive measures against COVID-19: Facts and Fictions

    COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new corona virus that emerged in Wuhan, a city in China in December 2019. COVID-19 Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, headache, and unexplained loss of taste or smell. The new corona virus can be spread from person to person. It is spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The official name of the virus responsible for COVID-19, previously known as 2019 novel corona virus is Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
    Scientists have not found the cure for the new corona virus yet. So, there are lot of different facts and fictions going on about how to prevent the disease. The purpose of this essay is to distinguish the facts from fictions so as not to cause confusion.
    Firstly, COVID-19 can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climate. Although there is evidence that human corona viruses does not like heat, that does not mean it can kill COVID-19. It is not yet known whether seasonal weather and temperature will impact the spread of corona virus. Also, neither drinking of plenty water nor gargling salt water can help in preventing the disease. However, it might help with sore throat.
    Smoking marijuana and using ** are not helpful in preventing corona virus. Even though marijuana is used sometimes to treat chronic pain, it is likely to give users short term problems with attention, memory, and learning while ** is a highly addictive drug that can lead to long-term respiratory problems and movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
    Drinking bleach and silver solution are one of the most extreme fictions in preventing COVID-19. The Food and Drug Association has released multiple warnings about the dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects such as vomiting and liver failure. Also, they have issued warning statements to companies promoting silver solution and colloidal silver because it can cause serious damage to the human body.
    There are a lot of controversies on how to wear a medical mask. The correct way to wear it according to the global health agencies and medical mask producers is to wear the coloured side of the mask outside. Although social media posts say that the white side of the mask contains a filter, it is actually for moisture absorption from the mouth and nose.
    Although it is not effective against all virus, hand sanitizers with high alcohol content have proven effective against human corona viruses. While soap and water is preferred, officials recommend the use of hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to kill the corona virus.
    People of all ages can be infected by virus. Older people and anyone with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heat diseases among others, appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
    Finally, Antibiotics are not effective against the new corona virus. COVID-19 is caused by a virus. Antibiotics does not work against viruses, it works only on bacterial infections. Also, COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through animals. There is no evidence to date that pets such as dogs and cats can spread the virus causing COVID-19.
    Jesulayomi
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  • Chinemerem: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: FACTS AND FICTION

    The Coronavirus pandemic has assumed an alarming proportion. As a result, needs to be revamped. For the purpose of clarification,it is pertinent to define the keywords. Corona is a part resembling or likened to a crown while viewed under an electron microscope. Virus on the other hand is a Latin word meaning Venom and describes a tiny agent that got its name from its appearance and are prone to cause illness ranging from common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The ease at which this Coronavirus spreads leave much to the desired and require urgent attention to be salvaged.
    However,coronavirus was originated from a so-called wet market in Wuhan capital of Hubei province. The first case in Nigeria was reported on the 28th day of February,2019. When an Italian citizen based in Lagos tested positive for the virus. Coronavirus is zoonotic disease, which means it exists in animals but can also infect humans. A report from the WHO(World Health Organization of Nigeria) suggests that bats a nocturnal mammal might have been a host of the virus,though it could have passed through other species before arriving on humanity's doorstep. Though the disease currently spreading around the globe-COVID 19 is often called CORONAVIRUS SARS-COV-2. Calling this particular one novel Coronavirus is at issue: the new one. The name COVID-19 was derived from CO-rona-VI-rus-DI-sease. Coronavirus is also a respiratory tract virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes,or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. The aged, diabetic,cancerous and those with poor immune system are more vulnerable to this deadly virus.
    Additionally, Coronavirus presents some signs and symptoms at its earlier stage to show an indication that someone has the disease. Symptomatic case of COVID-19 include:Fever, cough,sorethroat and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia,severe acute respiratory syndrome,kidney failure and even death. Some people maybe asymptomatic by not showing signs that they have the disease . The centres for Disease Control and Development (CDC) is operating under the assumption that COVID-19 has a two to fourteen day incubation period based on what official have seen with the Coronaviruses.
    Basically,to salvage the pandemic certain health measures should be put to place and adhered to. It is a good thing that the public health experts are on the verge of"flattening the curve"they are referring to the rate at which people become infected with the novel coronavirus."The goal is to avoid a sharp, concentrated uptick in cases that exceeds the capacity of the health care system,in favour of a lenghtier outbreak that stays within the bounds of what the system can handle resulting in fewer people getting sick and dying overall. Individuals should on there part take the underlisted measures to stop the spread as the mortality and morbidity cases increases every week in countries like China, Spain etc. relative to the population. While Nigeria has updated the confirmed cases to 305 on 10th of April.
    Social distancing in the case of COVID-19, generally emphasizes on the need to minimize close contact by 3 feet gap with people who are unwell. As when someone sneezes or coughs they spray small droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close,you can inhale the droplets including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the virus.
    Avoid touching of eyes, nose and mouth because our hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes,nose and mouth. From there virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
    Practice good respiratory hygiene by making sure you cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or disposable tissue or facemask when you cough or sneeze because tiny droplets on the air can spread the virus.
    Wash your hands with running water for like 20seconds,with medicated soap or alcohol-based hand rub.Wear facemask to public gatherings but don't abuse it by touching it unnecessary or pulling down to your chin such movements can spread the virus if the facemask is already contaminated.
    Self-quarantine by voluntarily confining yourself at home even though you appear healthy because you could have the disease. Other fictional preventive measures should be adhered to because it has positive side in reference to malaria parasite,people are advised to take bitterleaf and scent leaf beacuse it is medicinal in nature. They include: exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25°C prevent the COVID-19. This advisable because the virus at its earlier stage in any surface cannot withstand a high temperature of 25°C and above. So, exposure to the sun should be considered mainly the early morning sun that gives Vitamin-D.
    Ginger should be consumed raw or boiled because it is healthy for the body and contains anti-microbial properties that can help to keep the immune system safe and sound by aiding the white blood cells to fight invasion of diseases.
    Hot water with sliced lemon or lime should be taken daily because it helps to wash away germs and tiny microbes in the throat including a trace of COVID-19 virus stucked to the throat. Basic measures should be taken note of as no vaccine has been produced to cure COVID-19. Researches are still on the peak.
    Conversely,all hope is not lost.With concerted efforts of all and sundry,the seemingly irreversible situation could be reversed and revamped. Let us act fast because a stitch in time saves nine.
    Onwuka Chinemerem
    Wrote in from Onitsha
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  • Successme: The Possible Effects of the pandemic COVID-19 on the Nigerian Economy

    Corona virus (covid19) is described as an infectious diseases that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. It was discovered in China and has spread all over the world. Some common symptoms of covid19 include cold dry cough fever sour throat tiredness etc.
    On 11th of April 2020 we discovered that Corona virus has spread to about 230 countries, territories in every continents and international conveyance across the global while there are ongoing effort to control the spread of the infection which is almost entirely driven by inhuman to human transmission. It has accounted for 1,754,457 confirmed cases, 395,418 recovery and 107,520 deaths. Here are few pandemic data on Corona Virus…
    Countries and territories[a] Cases[b] Deaths[c] Recov.[d]
    230 1,754,457 107,520 395,418

    United States[e] 521,457 20,126 29,263
    Spain[f] 161,883 16,480 59,109
    Italy[g] 152,271 19,468 32,534
    Germany[h] 124,009 2,719 49,585
    France[i] 93,790 13,832 26,391
    China (mainland)[j] 81,953 3,339 77,525
    United Kingdom[k] 78,991 9,875 –
    Iran[l] 70,029 4,357 41,947
    Turkey 52,167 1,101 2,965
    Belgium 28,018 3,346 5,986
    Switzerland 25,107 1,036 12,100
    Netherlands[m] 24,413 2,643 –
    Canada 23,195 648 6,309
    Brazil[n] 20,154 1,084 –
    Portugal 15,987 470 266
    Austria 13,798 337 6,604
    Russia[o] 13,584 106 1,045
    Israel[p] 10,525 96 1,258
    South Korea 10,480 211 7,243
    Sweden[q] 10,151 887 –
    Ireland 8,928 320 25
    India 7,529 242 653
    Ecuador 7,257 315 411
    To get the full data go to 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic data on wikipedia.

    Corona virus is really affecting Nigeria’s economy in Many ways. Firstly, many things sold at cheaper prices before, are now as cost as gold. For instance, nose cover that is popularly known as facial was sold for ₦250 instead of ₦50 which is the normal price before corona came to existence. And this is happening due to the rate at which people demand for it in other to prevent themselves from covid-19.
    However, in order to prevent the spread of this virus, borders have been closed, which leads to no importation of goods and services in the country, so this lead to the sealing of stocked goods at higher rite. People cannot trade and the only chance they have is to sell their goods out at higher prices.
    In other words don’t forget we have to take care of ourselves in other to stay alive. A proverb says prevention is better than cure. So we should all make sure that we maintain at least 1 meter distance between oneself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing prevents one from inhaling the sprayed small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. People should be educated on how to follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering of mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing, then disposing the used tissue immediately. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from COVID-19.
    Anyone who feels unwell should stay home. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    The community leaders and religious leaders should also be sensitized. Health facilities should be provided and upgraded. Medical workers or care givers should also be sensitized. Legislation should be put in place against things that could make the efforts towards combating the virus fruitless.
    In conclusion I sincerely wish everything ends soon It's better to die of hunger, than to die of a disease which can make one's carcass a virus. Be smart and be safe take responsibility
    Thank you.
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  • Learner4life: THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO THE NIGERIA ECONOMY.

    Covid-19 also know as Corona is a disease that is presently ravaging the world and it has slowed down the economical output of all the countries in the world including Nigeria.

    Firstly, Covid-19 is going to cause a deflation to the Nigeria economy. Deflation can be defined as a reduction in the amount of money in a country's economy so that prices fall or remain the same.
    Due to the fact that business activities are no longer invoke, the amount of money in circulation we reduced thereby causing a deflation.

    Moreso, undoubtedly covid-19 is going to cause an inflation in the Nigeria economy, inflation is know to be the general rise in the prices of services and goods in a particular country, resulting in the fall in the amount of money. This is possible, reasons being that the capitalist we take advantage of the happenings in the country to inflate available Good's to obtain huge profits.

    Thereafter, covid-19 is going to cause a huge reduction in production and distribution of goods and service's. This is cause by the fact that the disease is infectious and can be easily transferred, so all sectors of the labour market has been mandated to stop working thereby causing a huge break down in the numbers of goods and services in circulation.

    Hence, also leading to a slow down in demand and supply in correspondence to reasons above.

    Lastly, covid-19 pandemic is going to cause a depression and recession to the Nigeria economy. Depression can be know as a period when there is little economic activity and many people are poor and without jobs, while recession is it twin theory to depression; recession is a difficult Time in the economy of a country, and there is less trade and industrial activity than usual and more people are unemployed.


    In conclusion, with these points of mine above, I believe I have been able to buttress to everyone the possible effects covid-19 pandemic is going to have on the Nigeria economy.
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  • sandra: pls lie my essay @ page 33
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  • Tricia Tim: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING COVID-19 CRISIS.
    The acronym COVID-19 is an abbreviation of Corona Virus Disease. COVID-19 is an illness caused by a "novel" strain of a Coronavirus family and can attack or affect the lungs, airways and respiratory pathways. It was regarded as "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2) formerly called 2019nCoV. It was identified amid and outbreak of the Respiratory sickness issues in Wuhan City, Hubei Province China. It was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 31st December 2019 being on Tuesday, then on Thursday 30th January, 2020, WHO declared it as Global pandemic. This illness caused SARS-CoV-2 was renamed COVID-19 by WHO. This name COVID-19 was chosen to avoid stigmatizing the Virus origin in terms of population, geographic or animal associations on February 11th, 2020. This disease was declared pandemic because of the rapid movement of the disease and to tackle this diseases or restrict its spread both governments and citizens are required to work together towards limiting the crisis.
    The government agencies are set of individuals who are charged with the welfare and control of people's actions, lives etc. They are set of persons who control the affairs of the state, nation etc. As the case COVID-19 is concerned they are required to create public awareness of this deadly virus, making sure that the disseminate the information through the social media, public media, print media, electronic media etc. They should also discuss this pandemic disease with the health workers hereby getting a means of reducing the widespread and then communicate it to the public using mass media agents. They should also employ more essential workers eg. Health workers, mass media agents etc. and other executive forces. While recruiting essential workers, equip them with safety measures to protect them from the airborne disease, giving them an additional compensation for risking their lives and to assess some union to help them implement safety measures and compensation standards above minimum.
    Since Federal government have seen Quarantine as a means of limiting the spread of this Pandemic disease, they should make essential amenities like electricity, water and health care available to people. They should also lift some trade restrictions like Valued Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services available for citizens. Since mass media is a good instrument for disseminating information, they should ensure that they reduce the rate of data consumption for people who would wish to access the internet for information about this disease. The government should also enlighten the public about the effectiveness of anti-viral plants to reduce the infect of the disease.
    The Citizens on their own after reading through the laid down rules should try as much as possible to follow it up, ensuring proper hygiene which includes, washing of hands regularly with water and hand sanitizer or with water and soap, washing their faces, blowing their nose with toilet tissues and discarding it away; they should ensure that they avoid too many guests and cut short visitation rates, try as much as possible to adopt social distance of 1.5m which could be about two arms length. When attending Funeral, birthday celebration, meetings, ceremonies, religious ideological gatherings, ensure that the attendance does not exceed thirty (30) individuals. Even when they attend, should maintain a social distance. They should make proper use of every detail of information that the government agencies disseminate through the mass media especially on the prevention of the disease.
    Addressing the public health crisis the country is currently facing require many actions such as social distancing, but it also requires improved rights and protections for the essential workers, enhanced protection rights and protection are necessary to adequately compensate the effort of the essential workers who are taking the risk to help the country face this issues, they deserve strong protection to minimize the spread of the disease. It would be very unfair to put them in this field without adequate support and protection. The government are therefore urged to provide food, and make resources available for the citizens. Finally, they should make both health care available and accessible to all, assist and provide financial aid to workers, individuals, employed, mostly unemployed and more especially the vulnerable who cannot afford to survive.
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  • Naomi Ike: PREVENTION MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19;FACTS AND FICTION.
    Firstly what is covid-19.Covid-19 is a deadly disease that can spread through person to person.The symtoms of this disease are dizzness,cold,fever,difficult breathing.There are some prevention or measures to be taken to stay safe.
    1.1 Washing your hands or sanitazing it is a way of preventing covid-19 why to be free from germs there are different types of washing hand soap e.g dettol,antibacterial alcholic soap.
    1.2 Do not share your things with anyone especially in school some of us share almost everything with our friends to keep yourself save do not share anything with anyone such as plate,spoons,water boottle e.t.c.
    1.3 Cough on your elbow and sneeze on tissue why if you touch or sneeze and you have the virus it can speard immediately that is why we are asked to coug on your clothes it said that the virus would die and if you sneeze on tissue dispose it into waste bin immediately.
    1.4 D'ont touch your eyes,nose,mouth because if you have contact with a coronavirus patient the virus would spread through yourself.
    1.5 Clean surfaces regularly why the surfaces may be contaminated and it can bring illness and disease.
    1.6 Mask is to protect you for example if anyone cough on you.while gloves is to protect you from contaminatad surfaces,germs.maintain hygiene is also part of the prevention of coronavirus.
    many people are saying that coronavirus comes from covid-12 coronavirus is in biology as a matter of facts covid-19 is gotten from china.Is it compulsory to wash our hands every 5 minutes you can't say you want to wash hands on streets people passing would talk sort of things about you.you can carry a small sanitazer with you to be free from germs.We have agents who take care of coronavirus patient ican say that people who are doctors would be lucky if they can take care of coronavirus patients without having it till it goes would be awarded all i can say now is to stay safe! stay home!
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  • Ani: Strive, well done. I really like the way you presented your essay but i just see one little problem, the slangs. you arent really meant to use slangs in your essay. And again, you depend on what WHO says not what news stations say please. At times news stations may give wrong information even though it is very rare because they aren't health experts. They only relay the message that the health experts give to the general public. That's why they are part of the essentials. It's their job. They just pass on information to the general public, so next time, if you want to give out such information, make sure its from the right source. Although what you wrote is correct. Good work
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  • Olubusola Omolara: *INTRODUCTION*

    According to the English dictionary, Corona virus comprises viruses which infect animals and whose genome consists of a single strand of RNA – Ribonucleic Acid.
    COVID-19 which stands for corona virus 2019 is a virus or so called infection which hit the world hard in the year 2020. As at March 2020, no grown individual in the globe can deny the acknowledgement of the virus. The World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic.

    Said to be originated in China, the disease or virus has killed several thousands of people around the world but leaving most mark in Italy. There are many questions to ask about this virus so as to clarify our doubts. Questions like; how did the first man got infected? Why was it first recorded in china?
    How did the man in Wuhan contact it? From an animal? What animal? Why is the disease contacted from humans and not from animals like the first case probably?
    Countless infected; tested and untested and hundreds of thousands dead, the virus is arguably, calling for a lockdown around the whole world. Some nations have called for total lockdown with its government evacuating all activities around and within its borders.

    There isn’t a cure for the disease yet but records show that seventy five percent (75%) out of every hundred (100) infected individuals are likely to escape death from this disease. People test negative after a while because they have strong immune systems. The old and people with former health problems are more liable to die from this disease.

    *THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS IN TACKLING THE COVID19 CRISIS*

    In Nigeria, it has undoubtedly been a worrisome situation as fear and panic has been even more viral than the virus. With the NCDC (Nigeria Commission for Disease Control) keeping this pandemic in check, the government has prescribed its preventive measures for its citizens.
    The Government has placed lockdowns restriction orders on movement across the nation. Some states and areas are been curfewed as citizens are demanded to remain indoors. The Government has also placed task forces to ensure that the citizens obey its orders.
    The task forces and even military forces are been vigilant and there are various checkpoints to curb unnecessary movements. This restriction orders differ from state to state.
    The Government also advised and is enforcing abortion of social gatherings. Even aside social gathering, in an attempt to curb this pandemic from spreading, the government has also put a stop to Religious gatherings too. Due to the disobedience of citizens in some cases, the Government has also placed task force officials and the forces inclusive to ensure this.

    The Government has tried dispensing food and also cash to its citizens to ensure they have no reason to go outside their houses but undoubtedly, this isn’t working as there has been some shortcomings in this distributions exercises.

    Breaking of this restriction order by citizens has resulted to fines and other punishments. An example of this rebel is the case of famous Nollywood actress; Funke Akindele who was sanctioned for throwing a party a party to celebrate her husbands’ birthday in which she also invited several guests. She was recently sanctioned to 14 (fourteen) days community service along with her husband and also to pay fine of N100,000 each.
    Recently, as seen in the news, the Government flew in a squad of 15 Chinese doctors in hope of getting their professional impact in curbing this pandemic and preventing its spread. These Doctors were said to be placed under isolation for 14 days before they commence any activity.
    Also, all across the nation, the Government has been seen setting up isolation centers as a preventive measure or rather, precaution measure. This isolation centers are been equipped with necessary machines and resources needed to keep patients who are tested positive to the virus, alive. These centers are equipped with patients bed and the Government is also trying to make this centers conducive for the patients.

    The citizens on their part are only able to do less for the Government or for their selves rather. Some citizens are indulged in environmental sanitations and also helping their neighbors who may be less privileged.
    Above all, individuals are advised and encouraged to involve in personal hygiene with their sanitizers in checks and also washing their hands under running water from to time.

    In conclusion, all and sundry are advised to stick to their own sides of responsibility, hoping, that this too shall pass. All individuals and personalities are enjoined to cooperate with the government with the hope of seeing the end of this pandemic.
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  • sandra: pls like mine @ pg 33 thanks
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