A Review: Lagos lockdown over COVID-19

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As more than 25 million individuals were put on a fourteen-day lockdown in parts of Nigeria in an
offer to diminish the spread of Coronavirus, needy individuals in blocked neighborhoods were
stressed over how they would adapt.

“From where do we get the additional water to wash the hands you are discussing?” This was a
question that people asked because Lagos suffered from lack of potable water, and water needed
for household chores.

Lockdown started on Monday night late in March, following a declaration by President Muhammadu
Buhari that the battle against the infection was an “incomprehensibly important issue”.
For many people, it was hard to remain inside. They had small food supplies left at home, some
didn’t have. Many companies sent workers home, assuring them that salaries would be paid at the
end of the month.

In many areas of Lagos there is no line borne water, and people may be compelled to walk more
than 50 meters to a wrecked open water pipe almost every day.

‘How Will my Young Ones Survive?’

One woman *Temisola, who has four children relates her experience. She was solely responsible for
taking care of the children. For the family to eat, they relied on profits made when she sells in a
nearby market.

“On the off chance that I am not ready to go out and sell, by what method will they [children]endure?” asked Temisola, who procures cash by selling leafy foods by the side of the road.

“It is hunger I am stressed over, not an infection. I even heard it doesn’t kill youngsters,” Temi says.
In spite of the fact that there is a higher death rate among the old and those with hidden well being
conditions, youngsters are additionally passing on of the infection – and they can communicate it in
the event that they don’t act dependably.

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No Money to Save

All insignificant travel has been restricted in many states and numerous specialists, including
government employees, have been advised to telecommute.

However, with an absence of dependable power supplies and helpless web associations, it was
difficult to perceive how the vast majority would complete any work.

There were long lines at general stores after President Buhari reported the lockdown, with
individuals racing to load up on basics.

In any case, numerous Nigerians live hand-to-mouth, regularly on under $1 (£0.80) and they could
not load up on food or different basics.

Numerous workers likewise yet to be paid their wages for March so there were profound worries
about the budgetary ramifications of a lockdown. At the start of April, reports came that some
companies either planned to disengage workers or cut down their wages.

Mr Buhari laid out certain measures to ease the difficulty, including a one-month advance installment
of the month to month $13 given to the least fortunate of poor people, yet the vast majority
thought that a huge number of independently employed Nigerians were left without monetary

“It’s just the individuals who have cash that can purchase now. On the off chance that you don’t
have what would you be able to do?” said a cabbie stopped external a general store.

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