Nigerians in danger as World Heath Organisation warn that coronavirus can be contacted through money


Coronavirus has been spreading like wildfire of resent, but this current warning from world health organization is pretty scary.

Just of recent, The World Health Organisation (WHO) advised people to use contactless technology

Instead of cash as banknotes may be spreading coronavirus.

The world health organization advised people to use contactless payments where possible and stop using cash

Because of the danger of spreading coronavirus, and to always wash their hands after handling cash.

The contactless payments which the world health organization has advised us to use; is not that common in Nigeria today. You will agree with me that the majority of people in rural areas don’t have access to contactless payments.

For instance, the men and women who go to the bush market to buy foodstuffs and bring to the city to resale definitely buy with cash

Because the village sellers do not use or better still, don’t even know what contactless payments mean.

The contactless payments (cashless policy) which CBN has been trying to make it work all this.

While has not been 100% successful due to some technical issues.

These technical issues are policies that are supposed to strengthen the contactless payment policy, which to date is still lagging.

Our contactless payment policy is still staggering to function properly to date because rather than those at the realm of affairs making laws that will strengthen the contactless payment policy,

They are busy catching fun around the world in the name of celebrating their mother’s 90th year birthday in Dubai.

In Nigeria today, we are been ruled by expired leaders, leaders who have no fresh idea of what to inculcate into our society

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But bills that could only benefit them and their evil plans.

Just of recent, the report has it that the speaker of the house of representatives, Gbajabiamila, took 300 guests to Dubai for Mother’s 90th birthday;

Also, spend N105.4m on hotel rent, and N69m on trips from public funds. If I may ask, how has this helped citizens?

This is the time every well-meaning country is trying to figure out how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

But rather than our leaders getting all hands on deck, at this trying times.

They are busy catching fun around the world.

The coronavirus has been causing a lot of panic globally, but the current threat of infecting people through money is just too scary.

In Nigeria today, our major means of exchange is cash; which means, 85% of Nigerians are not saving

The infectious COVID-19 virus, according to the world health organization, could be carried on the surface of banknotes for several days.

This means if a single banknote is infected, it can be transmitted to more than one person. We know that money changes hands frequently and can pick up all sorts of bacteria and viruses.

It has been suggested that human coronaviruses can remain infectious on contaminated objects for as long as nine days at room temperature in an analysis of 22 earlier studies of similar viruses,

Including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. (MERS) published online this month in the Journal of Hospital Infection.

The Bank of England also recognized that banknotes “can carry bacteria or viruses” and encouraged frequent hand washing.

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China and Korea began disinfecting and isolating used banknotes as part of efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

With the way other countries are intensifying effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government of Nigeria is supposed to have announced preventive measures and create a means of sensitizing the masses against the spread.

While other countries’ legislators are making laws that will contribute to the control of the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigerian legislators are busy catching fun and making laws that will favor their own goals.

It is in this country our Senators proposed a bill to create a ministry for Boko Haram members.

It is in this country our Senators pass the bill to send Boko Haram members abroad to study.

It is in this country the students in China begged the government to evacuate them from the coronavirus most affected area in China (Wuhan).

But the government rather airlifted the repentant Boko Haram members from the Niger Republic.

According to the World Health Organisation.

Coronavirus can be spread through contaminated objects as well as droplets and direct contact with infected patients,

And rather than our legislators proposing a way to enlighten the masses,

They are busy instructing the management of the National Assembly to put measures in place to ensure the virus does not find a place to the National Assembly.

As a good Nigerian, what are your thoughts regarding this and what measures do you think is right to take in preventing the spread of the coronavirus?


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