There is a general downplaying of the news on a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hitting Nigeria with Lagos State as the epicenter. A large section of Nigerians still see this virus as a scam. In the first wave, there was a lockdown in the country and with the setting up of several isolation centers, to a large extent it was managed in Lagos. Although some isolation centers set up in some other states made mockery of the process which in turn made lots of Nigerians to doubt the presence of the virus in the country.
With the discovery of a new strain of the virus which is highly contagious and the lackluster behavior of the citizens towards preventive measures, the second wave will be deadly. Lagos state cannot afford to go into any lockdown because of her economy and presently Nigeria is in a recession. It would be disastrous to embark on any lockdown because more lives will be lost faster than the effects of the Covid-19. Our airspace is still open and more people from Covid-19 prone countries have been coming and going without any proper checks.
There is no enforcement of the law on preventive measures and no one is adhering to the rules of engagement concerning the use of masks and washing of hands. It is business as usual. Recently it was claimed that the Olu of Warri had died of Covid-19 as well as popular motivational speaker Ubong Thompson King. The disease is fast spreading amongst citizens but because Flu does not really kill Nigerians, nobody is concerned.
The second wave is going to be more deadly than the first wave as even the expected vaccine is not readily available for use yet.
Please stay safe and apply every preventive measure so as to avoid contracting the virus and equally spreading it unknowingly.