The pandemic outbreak of the “COVID-19 virus” is no more news as death counts span across cities, nations, and continents around the globe. Mother Nature, since inception, boasts to harbor non-pareil goodness like soil and vegetation, rains, sunlight and moonlight, ocean and seas, mountains, hills and valleys, natural resources, and all other uncountable goodness of the world. She, in the same vein, seems to have mastered the art of containing various calamitous events like natural disasters, homicide, wars, and definitely disease outbreaks among others. How poorer could she be!
They say the virus originated from a city known as Wuhan in China and since detected, various graphical videos have been circulating the social media, intended to create awareness, but has in fact, inspired fear—and more fears—to many. WHO announced the COVID-19 virus to have spread to neighboring and “non-neighboring” countries with respect to China in the Asian continent, and today, we can say confidently that the virus has found its way to Nigeria, Africa after a reliable source has it that an Italian man upon return served as the virus carrier. The source which is a hospital at Yaba, Lagos claimed to have set up a quarantine after the return and diagnosis of the said man.
The University of Lagos, by Akoka, Yaba, Lagos has since grown in fear as the proximity to the location of the detection of the virus is great. Insofar, there’s a non-restrictive flux of students, members of staff of the university, and other university members into the university and measures like sanitizing the hands and keeping the immediate environment neat and tidy are the prevalent options the university has subscribed to and as death counts continue to emerge, the flux into the University of Lagos, Akoka campus continues its course.
The students keep asking if the university should do anything any different. It’s redoubtable that what not to do in this period is to cough or sneeze in the public space. Don’t go looking like a potential patient, oops! This is just to remind you not to forget to “dab” when you cough, and when you sneeze accordingly smile.
For now, sleep well and tight.
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