System failures affecting lockdown » Tribune Online


The Coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the world amidst concerted efforts to contain it. In Nigeria, efforts have been made to contain its spread, among which are, social distancing and the campaign to wash hands with running water and soap. People were advised to stockpile food items before the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states took effect.

But the effectiveness of these measures and the sustainability of the lockdown exacerbated by multisectoral failures have been subjects of heated debates.

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Source: Nigerian Tribune