Thank God it’s Friday! TGIF! I know it has been a long busy week for most of us and we can’t wait to hit the club and bars to have the fun of our lives; well… that may not be the case for this weekend in most places.
Like I mentioned in my last letter, Covid-19 has brought the world to its knees. Initially, this was the case with a few countries but as more countries join the list and many more people are living in self denial, especially in this part of the world.
I have heard many people say Africans are immune to Corona Virus Disease or Covid-19; that cannot be farther from the truth.
It is time for us to face the reality. I believe there are folks carrying the virus without knowing or refusing to turn themselves in for fear of being quarantined. However, the truth remains that chance of survival is very high when adequate medical attention is received. Nigeria recorded her first case yesterday, March 19, as a 27 year old American national who was on a visit died from complications from the Covid-19.
Back to the need to limit our visit to public spaces, especially high human traffic locations. The risk of coming in contact with infected persons is high and there is no way of identifying such people. Globally, the advice is to stay away from places where a lot of people converge and thank goodness, Nigeria has followed suit with the closure of schools and religious houses and the restriction of public gatherings to a maximum of 50 persons in some states.
So my fellow fun lovers; let us slow down on the clubbing and partying for now and party later when the world is back on her feet.
See advice on staying safe from the World Health Organisation below;
The coming days will probably come with stricter measures and we should brace up and stock our kitchens.
Remember to make somebody smile today through your acts of kindness. Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.