Health workers’ chance of contracting COVID-19 very high- Lagos Commissioner
By Monsuru Olowoopejo
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the chances of health contracting coronavirus is very high than anyone in the country.
Abayomi added that healthcare givers and other front-line workers are comparable to soldiers in the war front, battling to save the country’s sovereignty from external invaders.
The commissioner stated this during an interview on a popular television show in Lagos after the Federal Government stated that 40 health workers have been placed under isolation across the country.
Abayomi argued that the future of the world depends on the present generation engaged activities that affect them especially the environment.
He said: “You do not go to war and not expect to be in the line of fire the chances of a bullet hitting you are high, similarly, as a frontline worker the chances of you getting a virus are high”.
Abayomi explained that the virus is severe and courageous than Ebola that is not airborne, which made the virus more severe in the country.
According to him, COVID-19 is airborne. That virus is different from Ebola, you saw the typical complete suit during the Ebola outbreak because if someone is vomiting or has diarrhea, and anyone touch you, it will infect the person.
“The coronavirus does not do that, you have to breathe in coronavirus, go through the mouth or your nose and therefore, the most important part of your body to protect is your head upwards, that is, the eyes, your nose, and your eyes.
“Even if coronavirus patient touches you on your hand, it is not going to infect you unless you push that hand into your face, there’s a clear difference between coronavirus and Ebola.
“It is very important to manage wildlife and not expose ourselves in such a way that we are too close, like eating a bat or a rat or a rodent without due process”.
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