On Thursday, 27 of February, 2020, the first case of Coronavirus was reported in Nigeria. While it seems like Nigeria is taking it like a champ, we all need to take some precautions and stay safe. These are the necessary steps prescribed by the World Health Organisation to prevent the spread of coronavirus:
1. Wash your hands frequently and regularly
Don’t just put your hands in water and bring it out. Nope. Use soap and water to thoroughly scrub your hands. In fact, make sure you sing Naira Marley’s Soapy from the start to the end to time your washing.
2. Use Alcohol-based hand sanitizers:
Regularly use hand sanitizers. Nigerians have been complaining that some pharmacies and supermarkets/companies are inflating the prices of hand sanitizers or that they’re constantly sold out. Buhari epp pls.
3. Maintain a social distance
The World Health Organisation recommends that you maintain at least a 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
4. No hugs or handshakes if you know what is good for you.
There’s no need. You can seal the deal by nodding your heads, or say hi by waving. Better safe than sorry.
5. If you’re sick, stay at home.
Don’t just stay home and try to self medicate. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, call NCDC toll number 0800-970000-10 or call your doctor. Don’t think that you can “pray” it away. Do the right thing and prevent the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
6. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
7. Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough
With a tissue please. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Then wash your hands immediately after.
8. Do not panic
Don’t spread rumours or send fake broadcast messages. Watch the news to get regular updates and stay calm. We can prevent the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
Now share this with that Nigerian mum or dad saying the cure to coronavirus is using “sea salt” to take a bath and follow this steps too!