7 Words That Coronavirus Has Forced Into Nigerians’ Vocabulary

March 31, 2020

Words That Coronavirus Has Forced Into Nigerians’ Vocabulary

Can you remember a time BC (before corona)? I sure as hell can’t. Like, what was the last major thing that happened before Miss Rona started her world tour that nobody asked for? YOU sure as hell can’t remember. NO ONE can. It’s like Rona V showed up and wiped away everything that happened before her arrival.

You know what else Lady Corona changed drastically? Nigerians’ vocabulary. Specifically, it has forced the following 7 words into being used in our everyday conversations.

When a person has a disease but isn’t showing any symptoms.

Staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people in an attempt to avoid getting/spreading the virus.

A state, period, or place of isolation in which people who may have been exposed to the virus are placed until they are tested.

Social distancing is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.

An emergency security protocol that prevents people from leaving or entering an area. Or that thing the president of Nigeria initiated with only a two-day notice.

The process of identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to prevent onward transmission.

A disease that has spread over many countries/continents, usually affecting a large number of people.

Words That Coronavirus Has Forced Into Nigerians’ Vocabulary

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