EARLY LAST WEEK, I told a colleague that the number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria could hit 2,000 by the end of the month, he doubted me.
Now with at least another 36 hours until the end of the month and with less than 500 new cases to reach that number (2000), you can’t bet against it, can you?
Don’t forget that the number of cases has been grossly underreported.
This is what happens when people do not adhere to lockdown measures. Don’t forget that we don’t even know the “exact” cause of the mysterious deaths in Kano State.
At the Accident & Emergency where I am currently, our index of suspicion is at an all-time high (in addition to the use of PPE). Once a patient presents with high-grade fever with an unclear recent travel history, we don’t even have to wait for cough, respiratory or gastrointestinal problems before suspecting Coronavirus and initiating the necessary protocol. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Please let’s be safe, cos everyone knows we haven’t heard or seen the last of Covid-19 in Nigeria yet.
So lemme know your thoughts. How soon do you think Nigeria can hit 2000 Coronavirus cases?
+++Impossibility is nothing. Just believe+++
~ © Caséy Amaefule ’20