Nigeria expected to exit COVID-19 second wave soon – Health minister

A doctor, Dr. Olakunle Omotemi has revealed that the sudden resurgence of harmattan particularly in Osun State might be an indication publish for elevated constructive circumstances of the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) within the nation.

The doctor, who made this revelation in a chat with DAILY POST, additionally defined that it has been backed up by analysis that COVID-19 thrives extra in chilly climate conditions.

In response to him, Nigerians should take each precautionary motion to defend themselves from getting contaminated as there’s a tendency for a spike within the variety of constructive circumstances.

He, nevertheless, acknowledged that this might be prevented if residents adhered to the COVID-19 tips as already laid down by the Federal Authorities.

“Among the provisions within the tips is the sporting of facemasks in public, washing of palms with operating water and the usage of alcohol based mostly hand sanitisers.

“Additionally, Nigerians ought to be taught to maintain some degree of distance and when the necessity arises, keep indoors and work at home,” he stated.

Dr. Omotemi suggested anyone who has signs related to COVID-19 to self isolate for the required variety of days and in emergency circumstances go to the federal government designated well being facility.

Whereas noting that the onset of harmattan might be an element for different illnesses to come up, he counselled nursing moms to take further care of their toddler infants in order to stop an outbreak of opportunistic infections.

The medical practitioner additionally expressed delight that the Nationwide Company for Meals Medicine Administration and Management (NAFDAC) had authorised the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria, a choice which he termed nearly as good improvement for the nation.

He maintained that the choice to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was not simply arrived at however it was a painstaking one reached after exhaustive analysis and investigation will need to have been carried out.

It could be recalled that residents of most cities in Osun awoke yesterday to a resurgence of harmattan and hazy climate.

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