A medical professional, Dr Olufemi Ogunyemi, has warned the Nigerian authorities to instantly lockdown Nigeria to stop the spread of coronavirus.
This was contained in a press release he despatched to DAILY POST Monday night time.
The Anesthesiology physician stated Nigeria should act quick to make sure the worldwide pandemic doesn’t have an effect on too many voters.
Ogunyemi suggested the federal government to implement keep-at-house order, including that such was obligatory at the moment.
He said that Nigeria should urgently get Personal Protective Equipment and that everybody taking good care of Covid-19 sufferers goes to wish one.
“Get them now in thousands”, Ogunyemi added.
“Get ventilators now. Death from COVID-19 often outcomes from respiratory failure and/or underlying medical illness.
“Once the lungs fail to deliver oxygen to the muscles and vital organs, they start to fail. Organ failure is precisely what ICU is designed for. Nigeria does not manufacture ventilators so we must buy, beg and borrow,” he stated.
He additionally referred to as for higher coaching of well being personnel, together with docs, nurses, technicians, porters and others within the healthcare setting.
The professional added that “Social distancing is NOT lockdown; Shutting the airspace is NOT a lockdown. This is the time for a compulsory and enforced lockdown.
“This is difficult to do in a free society with particular person rights and freedom of motion. It was simpler for China however has been tough for Italy. A delay in inserting a lockdown makes it much less efficient.
“Essential services can still be provided in a lockdown scenario. This is what Government is for. A lockdown in Nigeria now will significantly limit the spread of Covid-19. It must be mandatory and enforced.”
On Monday, Nigeria shut all land borders. Flights have additionally been restricted to Lagos and Abuja.