Covid-19: Nigerians face another partial lockdown

11 May 2021

Hi Folks,

Been a while since I dropped you a note, for one thing; you have been on my mind and I have been thinking of what interesting gist to give you.

Covid-19: health officials screen passengers arriving at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos Photo: AP

If Covid-19 hadn’t struck, you can be sure that there’ll be more than enough gist but here we are.

Since, October 2020; Nigerians and most Africans have been living like the pandemic didn’t even happen. We party and club like there is no tomorrow.

Not even the spiking cases in lands where there seems to be abundance of care.

By some fate or luck, Africa has continually experienced a drop in number of cases. It is however, not a reason to throw caution to the wind.

Recently, the Nigerian government announced another partial lockdown and the protocols to adhere to. This is as a follow up to the discovery of new cases and strains in Ghana, one African country that has been hailed for their management of the pandemic.

Nigerians are resilient and they can be equally headstrong, but I think this is a time to abide by rules.

And there are so many reasons why obedience is wisdom at a time like this.

This is a time to encourage ourselves to do the right thing and above all stay alive.

The rules are simple; wash your hands regularly, maintain social distance, wear a nose mask/face shield and avoid crowded placed. Where you see symptoms akin to those of Covid-19, alert the authorities.

Remember to make someone smile today through your acts of kindness.


Ilupeju B