The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with how briskly it’s spreading throughout Nigeria is an indicator that the nation continues to be removed from defeating the virus. From November 2020, the variety of infections regularly started to rise, and by mid-December, the numbers rose to over 1000 new circumstances day by day.
Following the primary wave, Nigerians have been urged to stick to the COVID-19 security tips, however with about 1270 new circumstances recorded as of twelfth December 2021, it seems that many voters have thrown warning to the wind.
Though the federal government has said on a number of events that there isn’t going to be one other lockdown, the second wave of the pandemic has begun to play a serious function in different elements of choice making.
Considered one of such situations is a press release from the federal government about shutting down prepare providers if all protocols aren’t adopted. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi expressed his ideas saying, “…Kaduna to Abuja, we convey 4,000 passengers a day. Think about that about 20 % have COVID, they will transmit to your entire passengers.” If this occurs, those that depend on prepare providers for his or her day by day/weekly commute could be gravely affected alongside companies and different stakeholders.
One other choice influenced by the pandemic, is the resumption date for universities and colleges. The federal government, in mild of the rising circumstances has begun to evaluation the resumption date of 18 January, 2021. The Minister of Training, Mr. Adamu Adamu has mentioned that the preliminary date was only a working goal which is topic to fixed evaluation, relying on the happenings within the society. “We appeared on the rising figures and thought we must always take one other have a look at it. On the January 18th, 2021 date for varsity resumption, we’re reviewing it,” he added. Already, college college students have been house for 9 months owing to lockdown measures and a strike motion launched by the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU). Total, studying at varied ranges have additionally been distorted by the pandemic.
Whereas one other lockdown isn’t in view simply but, the second wave of the pandemic has confirmed that it could actually nonetheless have an effect on Nigerians in additional methods than one. Thus, since it’s unimaginable to know what new choices could come up because of the pandemic, the one possibility is to observe the COVID-19 security measures and hope that the variety of new circumstances begins to cut back.
By N.N David Duke