The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned of the consequences of Nigerians being indifferent to the consistent spread of covid-19 since December 2020. A statement by the agency has, therefore, put out an advisory on how to contain the spread.
This is coming at a time states are experiencing an upsurge in the cases, in the outbreak of the second wave of the virus. The development has also further increased the burden on health facilities nationwide.
Shortly before the second wave was announced the Lagos State government had commenced the practice of encouraging people who would want to do self isolation at home and take advisory from medical personnel. But with the new wave it is apparent now that more people who report for the virus are said to be in critical condition, so the health facilities are overwhelmed. The situation is said to be scary that the administration of Governor Banajide Sanwo-Olu has decided to reopen isolation centres hitherto shut down by the government. The state government has also launched a gas plant to enable it meet the demand for gas at the treatment centres.
In fact, there are concerns that the federal government, which has put on hold the resumption date for schools across the country, may be forced to announce another lockdown. The stress on the health personnel and facilities appear to be on the increase even as Nigerians appear not to have shown much seriousness on the need to prevent the spread of the virus. Yet the first batch of vaccines are being expected by late January or early February.