COVID-19: Total Lockdown Is Not “House Arrest” By Engr. Dr. Ayo Gbadebo
We need to understand and support the drastic efforts of the federal government and state governments to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
The main aim of “Total Lockdown” is to avoid gatherings in general because crowds are a receipt for disaster.
Coronavirus is merciless in it’s destruction. It can wipe out thousands within a very short time. And we will be deceiving ourselves if we do not admit that we have very poor health system.
“Total Lockdown” should not be misunderstood to mean House Arrest. They are not the same thing. All the Government require from us is our sincere co-operation. Let us stop gatherings in whatever form or for whatever reason and seriously curtail our usual “Wakabout”.
Let bus drivers adjust by reducing the number of passengers in each trip so as to create space for free air movement.
Yes, TB is contagious but it thrives in overcrowded and poorly ventilated Rooms.
Hospitals and Pharmacies will still need to open but contact must be avoided it should becheavily reduced. People must eat, so go to the Market, quickly go straight to what you need. Go with a list to save time.
Artisans can still do their business that require just materials largely. A lot too can be done on phone to minimise physical contact.
This is a very trying period so everyone must be ready to adjust and make necessary sacrifice. Drastic Situation Require Drastic Solution.
– Engr. Dr. Ayo Gbadebo