- A Twitter user, Owoade Lukman Adebola, has cried out as his business feels the lockdown effect in Lagos state
- Adebola said he has over 50 bags of cucumbers to sell and could not do so because Mile 12 market is closed
- The farmer, therefore, leveraged on the power of social media as a platform to reach out to prospective buyers
Coronavirus has toppled the world economy and as lockdown happens around the world, more people are beginning to feel the harsh financial reality too.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 29, declared a total lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja (which took effect on Monday, March 30) as a means to deal with the outbreak.
A Lagos farmer, Owoade Lukman Adebola, on Monday, March 30, cried out on Twitter, asking people to help buy his cucumber produce as Mile 12 market shuts down.
He said he has over 50 bags of the produce to sell and he would appreciate whatever assistance he could get as he asked tweeps to make referrals for him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that engineers at Formula One and academics used only four days to produce Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
The device makes air and oxygen flow into a mask to aid a patient’s lungs. It will be serving as an alternative for people who are too weak to use ventilators.
Though it is yet to complete its clinical trial, it has been backed for use by the MHRA safety agency. The trial should be finalized in a week.
The technique to help weak patients breathe has been used in Italy where there are not many ventilators.
To create the device, the engineers had to remodel an existing CPAP machine used to treat sleep apnea which has lost its patent.
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With a combined effort, they were able to produce 300 of the device in a day and is believed that production could scale up to 1,000 a day.
Professor Mervyn Singer said that since the devices are still not enough, they would only be used to treat patients that are really ill.
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