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COVID-19 ON RAMPAGE – Let’s avoid a second wave — Buhari .. stresses the need to obey govt regulations


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A few days ago, President Muhammadu Buhari implored Nigerians to do everything possible to avoid a second wave COVID-19 infections, as the virus goes berserk gathering momentum in various parts of the world. Buhari’s admonition came in a tweet via his official Twitter account @MBuhari, in which he said that the country’s economy was too fragile to bear another round of lockdown. The president’s caution statement pointed out that: “Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown”  Buhari’s warning comes after the Africa Centre for Disease Control says the continent must brace for a “second wave” of COVID-19 as cases surge in Europe and some African countries see their caseloads “creeping up”. Buhari;s caution is very timely at a critical period when one American dies every 107 seconds; while an American tests positive every 1.2 seconds! Daily deaths are also climbing – one of us is dying every 107 seconds, according to Johns Hopkins data. And daily hospitalizations have been rising steadily for more than a month, from 28,608 on Sept. 20 to more than 44,000 on Tuesday. As at end of September, there were more than 6 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the United States. The World Health Organisation reports that in the past week, over 3.3 million new cases have been reported globally. As of 1 November, nearly 46 million cases and 1.2 million deaths have been reported globally. The further acceleration of the incidence of new cases was most notable in the European Region. A substantial rise in deaths in the region and globally was also documented. In this update, we additionally present a special focus, updating on trends in the age and gender distribution of COVID-19 cases and deaths.  President Buhari’s concern is justified given the fact that coronavirus  is affecting 216 countries and territories around the world. And it is intriguing that the world’s most powerful individuals have not been spared by this strange virus. Boris Johnson of the United States almost lost his life to Coronavirus. USA Today reports that: ‘’ President Trump, who recovered from COVID-19 earlier this month, continues to downplay the latest wave of infections.   “We’re rounding the turn,” the president said at recent…

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