It’s obvious that this year has been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
The world is in a panic as COVID-19 spread from country to country, grounding airlines and shutting down economies.
Nigeria was not left out of the hassle that the pandemic caused. Nigerians were in panic mode when on February 27, it was announced that an Italian man who flew into the country tested positive for COVID-19.
From then on the panic snowballed into fear, anxiety and apprehension. As the number of COVID-19 cases increased, Nigeria had to lock down its capital and economic nerve centre to deal with the pandemic.
On a daily basis, Nigerians held their breath for the updates from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). As numbers increased so did the fear in Nigerians.
Four months after the first COVID-19 case, Nigerians are ignoring the virus. People are going about their daily business without taking safety precautions.
For many of us, it seems COVID-19 has disappeared into thin air. Businesses have opened, hotels are now operating and it is just a matter of time that religious centres and schools are back in business.
The care-free attitude of Nigerians does not reflect the COVID-19 numbers in the country. The daily updates from the NCDC suggest that Nigeria is now experiencing a second-wave.
While some Nigerians are indifferent about the rising numbers, others are concerned and are clamouring for the country so take the pandemic more seriously.
Which side do you fall on? Do you think COVID-19 should be a concern or do you think at this point it is overhyped?