Covid 19 Outbreak in Nigeria.

Sylvia Anyaka Written by Sylvia Anyaka · 1 min read >

The Covid 19 virus is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This virus led to a global pandemic since a lot of people fell ill with the Covid 19 virus, People could get infected with this virus in situations whereby an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or breaths. The disease came with symptoms like cough, fever, tiredness and loss of taste and smell.

Covid 19 started is said to have originated from China, China was the first country to experience an outbreak of the disease, the first to impose drastic measures in response (including lockdowns and face mask mandates), and one of the first countries to bring the outbreak under control. Nigeria also experienced the outbreak of this virus which changed a lot in the country, Although the government did their possible best to put in preventive measures to avoid the spread of this virus by implementing the use of face masks, implementing the lock down process in states that they found out had more cases of the virus and providing covid 19 control centers.

Challenges of covid 19 in Nigeria.

Increase in the Unemployment Rate-due to the outbreak of covid 19 in Nigeria a lot of companies faced financials issues had to lay out their staffs, they couldn’t afford to pay their works because of the lock down that was implemented in the country and most companies couldn’t perform the services they render anymore in other to make profit.

Loss of life -Due to the covid 19 a lot of people lost their loved ones especially the elderly people as we were told by medical specialist, we were informed that the virus had more potentials of affecting elderly people. So, people lost their parents which led them to depression.

Decrease in income-Covid 19 led a decrease in the income of so many people because most companies had to slash the salaries of their employees, this reduced the standard of living of many employees, while some employees had to stay months without pay, they found it hard to feed their families and for some people their kinds had to drop out of school.

Loss of Valuables-Most people lost their valuables and properties due to the fact that many people were out of jobs, so this led to robbery, many warehouses have been broken into in search of valuables like food etc.

Measures that were put in place to curb the Spread of Covid 19.

Washing of Hands and the implementation of the use of face masks -During the outbreak of covid 19, People were advised to wash their hands regularly especially when they meet people and Shake hands the use of face masks was also implemented, people had to wear facemask all the time to avoid the spread of an infected person coughing, breathing, or sneezing.

Lockdown Implementation-People were made to stay indoors in other to curb this spread, there was no movement, churches were closed, schools were shut down and home schooling had to be implemented. Covid 19 is one thing no one would want to experience again

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