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A TALE OF FIVE CITIES

A TALE OF FIVE CITIES

A TALE OF FIVE CITIES

By now, it is getting pretty obvious that COVID-19 may be the new normal as no

one knows when the pandemic’s curve will eventually flatten. Experts say that the

best we can do for now is find a way to cope with it. One sure way is to protect

ourselves. Protecting ourselves against COVID-19 will not only help reduce new

infections but will also keep us and our loved ones safe. It is on this premise that

the Nigerian Red Cross Society, NRCS with support from the International

Federation of the Red Cross, IFRC and the Coca-Cola Foundation recently

donated tons of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to 5 States in Nigeria.

They are Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Rivers and the FCT. Officials of the various State

Ministries of Health received the donations.

In Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, the health authorities thanked the Red

Cross and the Coca-Cola Foundation for their kind gestures and for

complementing government's efforts in fighting the virus. In Ibadan, the Ministry

of Health urged the public to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and

stay safe. Receiving the items in the Federal Capital Territory, the health

secretariat says they firmly believe it is the responsibility of corporate organizations

in Nigeria to strengthen the fight against COVID 19. In Kano, the authorities say

the donation is timely considering the effort the government is making to ensure

the safety of its healthcare workers and the fight against the spread of the virus. In

Port Harcourt, the capital of the oil-producing Rivers State, there is a plan to

ensure the distribution of PPEs to all the emergency operation centres, treatment

centres and primary health centres as well as frontline workers.

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