COVID-19 lockdown: WHO lists 5 important times to wash your hands
Barring any last-minute decision, the lockdown Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be eased by Monday, May 4.
After one month of staying at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of these states will be going out to work again, though under a new curfew restriction; as stated by President Muhammadu Buhari in his nationwide broadcast on Monday, April 27.
While some applauded the president's decision to ease the lockdown, many have expressed worries that Nigeria may see a rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly in Lagos where it is practically difficult to maintain social/physical distancing.
Following the president's speech, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state reiterated that it is compulsory for residents going out to wear face masks to prevent contagion.
He also enjoined Lagosians to practise other preventive measures such as regular hand washing and social distancing.
As Nigerians in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja prepare to resume work and business activities on Monday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed five important times for everyone to wash their hands to prevent COVID-19 spread.
"It is vital to practice safe hand hygiene to prevent the spread of #COVID19," the international health organization wrote on a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 28.
Below are the five key moments in the workplace for everyone to wash their hands, according to WHO:
1. When arriving at work
2. Before eating
3. When using the toilet
4. After contact with others
5. When you leave
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Earlier, Legit.ng highlighted some basic facts everyone should know about COVID-19.
The key facts (Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) are provided by the WHO to ensure people are more enlightened about the disease.
One of the interesting fact about the virus, according to WHO, is that most people (about 80%) recover from COVID-19 without needing hospital treatment.
Around 1 out of every 5 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
People who experience fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Another fact is that anyone can get infected.
Anyone (children, adults, older people) can catch COVID-19 and become seriously ill. Even people with very mild symptoms of COVID-19 can transmit the virus.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness.
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