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COVID-19, the viral pneumonia that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has spread throughout China and to virtually all the countries in the world. COVID-19 is a major threat to global health . The disease was declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern by the WHO on 30 Jan 2020. Till date (May 28, 2020), there have been close to six million confirmed cases worldwide.

It was not until late February when Nigeria recorded the first case of COVID-19. Since then, there have been a rapid rise in number of cases. As of May 28, 2020 there were close to Nine thousand confirmed cases and over two hundred and fifty deaths from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The pandemic has…

Source: Nigerian Tribune