Things you Must not Do as the Lockdown is Eased
On April 27, 2020, in a nationwide broadcast, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown which was imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States.
The phased and gradual easing began on Monday 4th May, 2020. Apart from this, the President imposed a nationwide curfew from 8 pm to 6 am which began on the same day. A review of the curfew, alongside some other changes, was announced by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on June 1. Hence, curfew is now observed between 10pm and 4am.
However, ban was not been lifted on public gatherings, non-essential interstate travels, and social distancing. Some state governments have also upheld some of the precautionary measures which were put in place before the announcement made by the PTF.
The easing of the lockdown may trigger community spread of the virus as many people will think they can now go back to their normal life. Such move may spell doom for everyone. This is not to time to relax. All the guidelines and protocols approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) must still be adhered to.
- Don’t stop washing your hands.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and clean water or sanitize it with alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Don’t be tempted to abandon social distancing.
The virus is not on holiday. It is still ravaging, so continue to maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. You should avoid crowded places and don’t board any commercial vehicle that does not adhere to the safety guidelines released by the government.
- Take the use of facemask seriously.
This is not the time to throw away your facemask. Use it when you are with people. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Keep following good respiratory hygiene.
Make sure you and your family keep following good respiratory hygiene. Don’t take your health for granted.
- Seek medical advice.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of the NCDC.
- Continue to keep yourself abreast of the latest information.
Keep up to date with information from trusted sources.
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