The reality check about the rampaging Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is hitting home more and more now daily. The unfortunate demise of the most high profile personality yet to have succumbed to the evil man made virus, in the person of the President’s late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, CON 67, must have made many to now realise, that it’s not a joke anymore at all. That’s if they thought it was before. Just imagine that some are still of the belief or opinion that there’s no Coronavirus yet in Nigeria!
With 86 cases in all, which is the single largest number declared positive in a day at that, since the pandemic hit Nigeria with negative force and with Lagos alone having 70 out of the 86 cases, with Abuja having 7 cases, it is actually becoming more scary by the day.
Truth be told & as a matter of fact, except for God, we do not necessarily have the wherewithal/resources to battle this pandemic to a standstill were it to be fully unleashed on us. But so far, God has been kind.
The other more scary part of this whole issue is the thought by some that, there may be more people already having the virus, but who are delibrately staying under the radar or too scared to allow for detection.
But kudos to the Lagos State Government who have been awesome so far. There is the opinion that now that more testing centers have been declared opened, maybe and just maybe, more positive victims might be detected and then quarantined.
All in all as it now, as at Sunday, April 19, 2020 entering Monday, April 20, 2020, the overall countrywide tally is 627 cases, with 170 recoveries and 21 deaths so far.
Lagos State, with Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu as the action packed Chief Executive, has had the most robust preparation in the fight against the pandemic in Nigeria. The state, maybe because it’s the main gateway into the country, expectedly has had the highest overall counts and in the next few days or maybe weeks, the count could either go up or begin to reduce by the day.
Let’s all just hope and pray 🙏 that it would instead begin to reduce.
This pandemic has obviously devasted the whole world with 2.4 million plus cases testing positive already out of which, 160,000 thousand plus have been declared dead and 620,000 plus recoveries.
It’s most likely that things would never ever be the same again, even after the virus must have been conquered.