Covid-19 lockdown: Nigerian in foreign countries share experiences

Covid-19 lockdown: Nigerian in foreign countries share experiences

- In an interview conducted by The Nation, some Nigerians living abroad spoke about how Covid-19 lockdown has affected their lives

- Folake Jubrilla in London said she has been using books and good movies to stab boredom during the long break

- For Niyi in America, it is an entire experience as he still goes out to work because he is a medical official

Nigerians in different parts of the world are leading a new kind of life with the coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted normal living.

A resident living in London, Folake Jubrilla, a teacher, said she has taken to reading books and whiling away with good movies as a survival mechanism.

When she was asked by The Nation to comment on the scarcity of essentials as widely reported in the media, she answered in the affirmative, saying that many stores have gone empty due to panic buying.

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She said that the government, however, came through and ensured that old people are allowed to buy things before other people.

A collage of the Nigerians who spoke about their lockdown experiences. Photo source: The Nation
A collage of the Nigerians who spoke about their lockdown experiences. Photo source: The Nation
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Niyi Adebayo in the US, a publisher and therapist, said he was exempted from the lockdown as he is one of those who offer essential services.

He said the reason why he cannot work from home is because in his line of work, it is impossible to attend to people via phone.

When asked how his family has been faring in the face of the lockdown, Niyi said his children now attend classes online.

For Rahim King in Austria, disobeying an order is a no-no as the authorities have been very strict in making sure people stay indoors.

The businessman said that though some stores are allowed to open, the crowd is very well regulated. He also spoke about how the country has a good relief plan for those who are unemployed.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Abu Dhabi is working hard and smart to rid the city of coronavirus as they introduced an amazing gateway at bus stations that disinfect people as they pass through it.

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The technology has already been installed at Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station so the spread of the virus could be contained.

The authority in charge of transportation in the city also said that it would be setting up the same in major stations.

It should be noted that the gate works daily from 6 am to 8 pm and is always cleaned by a team of specialists at regular intervals. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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