COVID-19(Corona Virus)

COVID-19(Corona Virus)

The pandemic virus is on a world tour and so I’d skip the introductions. My main concern is the way its been handled   in Sub Saharan Africa. Are we lucky in Sub Saharan Africa or do we lack the competence of detecting this virus in the victims here? Now and then we get the news of a big name in Europe testing positive for the virus despite all the preventive measures in place, and all we tell ourselves down here is ‘All Is Well, Black Man can’t Get the Virus’. An Italian initially brought it down to Nigeria, and it was said to have been treated yet we did little or nothing to be proactive. Even when a black man has tested positive, the next relief was ‘The Virus Can’t Survive in Our Weather’. While it’s good to have hope and positive mindset in trying time , do we still have to rely on luck for safety? What proactive efforts are we making to stay safe especially as WHO has declared the virus a Global Pandemic?
One of the ways we would have clamped this down was to suspend the NYSC camp knowing that international students come and take part in the excercise, but No! Now that 5 new cases has been announced in Nigeria and one of it was a case from NYSC camp Ekiti an international student, we are now taking reactive measures as against proactive measures we should have taken from the start. The NYSC has now been suspended, but it begs the question; where the Corp members that the victim came in contact with isolated, or they were all just sent back home with the rest? Now is the time to demand for preventative measures being Instituted in public places. China has deployed robots to fumigate her streets hand sanitizers and protective kits are shared in traffic in Saudi Arabia but weather and Gene do the fight for us.
Certain amount of money has been channeled into the fight against this virus, but why are we yet to see serious preventive measures in public places like garages, markets, etc? Or is it a case of a project BEING SO BIG THAT WE CAN’T SEE IT?
Africans aren’t cursed. Just do what is right and get the right results. This is a time to put selfish interests aside and act right. Don’t blink, I folded it!

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