Coronavirus: Doyin Okupe begs Nigerians to wear masks

Coronavirus: Doyin Okupe begs Nigerians to wear masks

- It is necessary to wear facemasks, a former media aide to Obasanjo has appealed to Nigerians

- According to Doyin Okupe, taking this precaution is the only way the country can stop the spread of the coronavirus

- Particularly, he appealed to the elderly and those with underlying diseases to embrace the attitude

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As the cases of coronavirus continue to increase in Nigeria and all parts of the world, Doyin Okupe, has called on every Nigerian to endeavour to put on a facemask whenever they are going out.

Okupe who was a special assistant to former president Olusegun Obasanjo (media & publicity) and senior special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan (public affairs), made this call on his Twitter page on Thursday, December 10.

He particularly appealed to the aged and those with different types of diseases to heed this call as they are classified among high-risk people.

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Doyin Okupe begs Nigerians to wear masks
Doyin Okupe urged every Nigerian to endeavour to put on a facemask at all times. Photo credit: @doyinokupe
Source: Twitter

He said:

"I want to plead with fellow Nigerians to please go back to wearing face masks, especially those in the high-risk groups, which include the elderly (60 yrs and above) the obese, and those with comorbidities."

His followers quickly lent their support to his views with some saying it is necessary that mask-wearing is mandated in the country.

@wifotweet in his response wrote:

"Yes, it’s very essential at this point in time when there’ll be room gathering for mass gatherings without social distancing!"

Meanwhile, had reported that there are reasons to suspect that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic spoken of by the federal government has begun already.

For close to one week, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has continued to record a steady increase in the number of new cases across the nation.

The latest record of the NCDC released on Wednesday, December 9, confirmed this fear.

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