Nigeria was among the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and has since implemented strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, oil prices plummeted by 60% following the spread of the global pandemic. As the oil sector accounts for the bulk of Nigerian government revenue, this collapse in prices has profound implications for the economy. These are some of the effect of covid-19 on Nigerians in 2021, now that covid 19 is surging in China, it pathetic it all began with news like this until Nigerians had a first hand experience of it.
Why covid-19 surge in China?
Although illiterated that Covid-19 surge is under control, according to CNBC, the new covid is crippling the world most important factories and biggest ports. Chinese authorities in eastern Jiangxi province said that more than 18000 Covid patients had been admitted to major medical institutions. According to United Nations The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the COVID-19 surge in China, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, in his first virtual briefing for the year. “We know there are difficulties in all countries very often in recording hospital releases, admissions and use of ICU (intensive care unit) facilities,” he said. “We believe that the current numbers being published from China underrepresents the true impact of the disease in terms of hospital admissions, in terms of ICU admissions, and particularly in terms of deaths.”
WHO is concerned about the risk to life in the world’s most populous country and reiterated the importance of stepping up vaccination coverage, including booster doses, particularly for vulnerable groups such as older persons. Click here to read about the surge of Covid in China
Urgent Steps to be taken by Government and Persons in 2023 to avert the reocuring experiences in China here in Nigeria.
Although Federal and state Government’s economic response to COVID–19, may impact you or your business. Just like the saying a stitch in time saves Nigeria, It’s paramount that Government up on the importance of covid vaccines to all citizens. Facemask and quarantine for person(s) arriving from infected countries. It’s important you take your complete booster as individual to save yourself, friends and family, more also the need to increase awareness to ensure everyone complies and understands what’s at stack. Good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it – and catching it. Handwashing with soap is simple but effective.
What is the Benefits of These Steps?
In 2020 and 2021 we all observes the Harsh economic impacts of Covid-19 on Nigerians, directed or indirected we were all affected. Nevertheless, many of the primary effects of the COVID-19 crisis on Nigeria have been economic, rather than health related. The early part of the COVID-19 crisis ushered in Nigeria’s deepest recession since the 1980s.
- Alleviating the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis is vital for preventing poverty from deepening and increasing in Nigeria
- The COVID-19 crisis won’t threaten the future generations further through its impact on education. School closures during
- Nigeria’s federal and state governments wont implement lockdowns across most cities and states.
- There won’t lost of livelihoods, reduced income, and rising food prices
- COVID-19 vaccines can help prevent you from dying if you do get infected with COVID-19. COVID-19 Vaccination is a Safer, More Reliable Way to Build Protection.
In 2020 the shock impact of the COVID–19 pandemic hit the industry hard, resulting in a significant reduction in demand for products, Getting vaccinated and boosted is the best way to reduce your risk of symptoms, especially becoming severely ill, if you get COVID-19. We believe in the school of thought that says “prevention is better than cure.” the effect of Covid-19 on Nigerians is better we prevent it.