- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said he is donating his blood for experts study into post-infection cases
- The governor also said that the state has been looking for a local solution to the virus
- Seyi added that the research would help work being carried out on "Evaluation of Post Infection Protection Against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-1) in Nigeria"
The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has made a very bold move against coronavirus in the state.
Recall that the governor recovered from the coronavirus after testing negative for the disease a second time.
In a tweet he made on Wednesday, April 15, the governor said that Oyo has been on a drive to seek local solutions for the spread of coronavirus.
He, therefore, said that to help the advocacy, he will be donating his blood so that experts researching on the "Evaluation of Post Infection Protection Against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-1) in Nigeria" can succeed.
See his tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an Indonesia village, Kepuh, on Java Island employed a part of its folklore which said ghostly figures (pocong) stand for the trapped souls of the dead to make people stay at home during Covid-19 pandemic.
The village enlisted the help of volunteers to dress as ghosts so that people can be scared of coming out of their houses and discouraged from forming any kind of social gathering.
It should be noted that there are only 4,500 cases of the virus and 400 people who have died from it as confirmed by John Hopkins University.
The response to the desperate move was initially trivialised as people trooped out to see the performing ghosts.
A resident, however, said that things later improved as people started staying inside more, adding that they would not even come out for prayers.
"Since the pocong appeared, parents and children have not left their homes. And people will not gather or stay on the streets after evening prayers,” the resident said.
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The idea was planned by the head of the village’s youth group, Anjar Pancaningtyas, in collaboration with local police.
"We wanted to be different and create a deterrent effect because pocong are spooky and scary," head of the youth group said.
Pancaningtyas said that there is still a long way to go in educating the people on the need to avoid social gatherings as many villagers just want to live their normal life.
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