Coronavirus Hack: Enugu State Use Fire Fighters to Disinfect City

As the fight for coronavirus continues across the world, different government and individuals have resorted to different means to limit the spread of the virus, there had been different series of coronavirus hack and Enugu state is not left out of these genius attempts to applaud necessity as the mother of invention, as seen in Enugu state in Nigeria, fire servicemen are being deployed to disinfect the major markets and environs.

Owing to the limited resource in fighting the coronavirus, this particular move although limited in its effectiveness is commendable.


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This Coronavirus hack could be commendable as it makes for large scale disinfection with already available equipment and manpower and there will be a lesser need for additional training of the personnel as they already mastered the geography of the city and the equipment beforehand.

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Hopefully, other states in Nigeria and other poorer African countries could follow suit to up their game in the fight against coronavirus.

Note: As we are passing through this phase of coronavirus pandemic, it is important that you adhere to the safety measures as directed by the world health organisation.

These safety measure includes but not limited to the following

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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