Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) kicks against the total shutdown of daily activities including schools in Nigeria. The NCDC said in is latest COVID-19 advisory guidelines that COVID-19 situation in Nigeria did not warrant a total shutdown of daily activities including schools.
NCDC advised Nigerians to circulate NCDC’s public health advisory materials on COVID-19 to all households, schools, children, employees, clients and visitors, churches, public places. NCDC advised that facilities for regular washing hands should be provided at all public places and homes.
However, the fear of COVID-19 grips Nigeria, and government at all levels, including Nigerians are ignoring the NCDC opinion against the shutdown of daily activities. Many states have already announced the shutdown of some public places and schools, including Federal Government that announced the shutdown of Unity Schools and federal tertiary institutions on or before March 26, 2020.
Nigerians are awake at fighting the Pandemic in both personal and collective measures. The senate president advised 12 senators that shook hands with Senator Bassey Akpan, a colleague that returned from the UK, now one of the epicentres of COVID-19 to go for test because Senator Bassey Akpan did not observe the statutory 14-day self-isolation before attending plenary on Tuesday. In a piece of related news, President Buhari’s daughter that returned from the UK is on personal isolation. Some churches have suspended activities to stop the spread of the coronavirus
Among the states that have announced the shutdown of some public places includes Lagos, FCT, Anambra, Enugu, among others.