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LUTH Says Covid-19 Second Wave Spreads Faster & Is Deadlier, Gives Guidelines

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Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LUTH has released a statement to say the second wave of Covid-19 in Lagos is transmitted faster and even deadlier.

Since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, with Lagos being the epicentre, the country has struggled to keep the spread at a minimal.

 

After the first lockdown which started in April and ended a month after, authorities have continued to sensitise the general public to curb the spread.

 

However, there’s been a noticeable spike in the numbers of cases recently. The spike indicates the beginning of a second wave, especially in Lagos.

 

The Chief Medical Director of LUTH Chris Bode on Wednesday, January 6th, said in a statement that the virus is fighting back and claiming lives.

The statement reads in part;

“The resurgence of COVID-19, through the newly mutated form, is ravaging our land, claiming many lives. Unlike what we witnessed in the first wave, this one is even more easily transmitted and deadlier too.

It is, therefore, imperative for everyone, first and foremost, to accept that COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and we must prepare to confront it all over again. What we see on the streets, worship centres and social interactions, parties and daily activities call for concern.

In a period when the ‘enemy’ has doubled back and is attacking us ferociously, we seem to be celebrating a false victory and denying the danger is still around us. We need to observe all the basic rules we have been following all along and wake up to the present reality.”

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He further urged that everyone avoid public spaces and wash their hands often. Here are some of the guidelines in the statement released.

  • Shelve all forms of social engagement for now: no parties, churches, mosques, meetings. Tell yourself it was better to stay alive.
  • Wash your hands frequently and before you touch the face, eyes, and mouth.
  • Wear face mask obligatory (most important).
  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet away from others where you must be with anyone.
  • Do not hold face-to-face meetings with others, go virtual for now; if you love your aged relations, insist on these
  • Tenets for now. Do not go visiting them until the pandemic goes away.

See full statement below

 

 

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Sarah Oyedo

A reader, thinker, a dreamer and a believer. Fruity cocktails and asun are the way to my heart.

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