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Over hundreds of thousands of deaths have occurred globally due to Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19). It has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

With the aid of social media, false information about the virus spreads out on a speedy scale causing people to take actions and inactions that can cause more harm than good. Below are some facts sourced from World Health Organisation:

The survival of the virus is not determined by weather conditions. The virus thrives in both hot and cold climates. Therefore the climatic condition does not reduce or increase the possibility of transmitting the disease or even killing the virus. All actions such as frequent drinking of hot water or hot water and garlic, eating food when hot, taking bath with hot water from hair to toe, compress nose with hot water, eating peppery foods,  is no remedy.

Face masks prevent the spread of the virus but does not stop people from getting infected. They only ensure that droplets from a cough or sneeze do not spread to others, as it is through this medium the virus is contacted. Therefore, wearing a face mask does not guarantee one would not contract the virus.

The virus is no respecter of age.  Babies, children, young adults can have it. However, it can be more dangerous when older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions contact it. 

There is no daily check to determine if one has been infected. The test of holding your breath for 10 minutes or more without it affecting your lungs or causing discomfort does not confirm whether you have the virus or not.

There is no evidence insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks spread the virus. Nonetheless, they can be carriers of the virus. The virus is most times spread from person to person or could be picked from infected surfaces such as bathroom counters, refrigerator or staircase handles, and the list goes on and on.

Having stated these facts one must practice these precautionary measures: Maintain Social distancing, regularly wash hands with running water and disinfectants, Use non-dominant hand for doorknobs, transport, bathrooms, etc., avoid touching your face, use alcohol-based sanitizers, practice self-isolation and stay at home.  This call to action is not restricted to anyone but every hand must be on deck to put an end to this pandemic. Any suspected case of COVID 19 should be reported to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on toll-free number; 0800 9700 0010 or escalate on Covid Info Website.

Swipe 1: Face masks prevent the spread of the virus but does not stop people from getting infected. They only ensure that droplets from a cough or sneeze do not spread to others, as it is through this medium the virus is contacted.

Swipe 2: The survival of the virus is not determined by weather conditions. The virus thrives in both hot and cold climates. Therefore the climatic condition does not reduce or increase the possibility of transmitting the disease or even killing the virus.

Swipe 3: The virus is no respecter of age.  Babies, children, young adults can have it. However it can be more dangerous when older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions contact it. 

Swipe 4: There is no evidence insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks spread the virus. Nonetheless, they can be carriers of the virus.

Swipe 5:

Practice the following precautionary measures:

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Regularly wash hands with running water and disinfectants
  • Use non- dominant hand for doorknobs, transport, bathrooms etc.,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Use alcohol based sanitizers,
  • Practice self-isolation and stay at home.

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