The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now regarded as a global pandemic. The World Health Organization has expressed deep concern on both “the alarming levels of spread and severity, and the alarming levels of inaction”.
The Federal Ministry of Health today confirmed that cumulatively, there are thirty (30) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. While Government at all levels are gearing up efforts at combating the surge in numbers of cases, a lot still needed to be done to ensure adequate and successful interventions in containing the spread of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.
However, Government strategy should consider the weakness of the Nigerian health system and the fact that people do not have access to food, and lack the financial means to sustain themselves without working and generating income daily, due to the high level of informality of employment and labour relations.