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10 Major Negative Effects of Coronavirus in Nigeria

Coronavirus has been trending in the country for days now and with increasing number of affected person; all we can do individually is to stay safe out there

Adhere to the instructions and you will be fine

Here are 10 major impacts of this breakout on Nigeria

  1. High rate of Chloroquine posioning in Lagos

2. Entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK was banned; thereby, inhibiting business

“The Federal Government of Nigeria has also suspended the issuance of visa on arrival to travelers from these countries. All travelers returning from these countries prior to the restriction will be in supervised self-isolation, monitored by the NCDC and Port Health Services,” CNN

3. Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools in the country

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, has also confirmed the development

 

4. Trade disruptions, debt vulnerabilities and a limited scope for monetary policy maneuvers threaten a slew of African economies as the coronavirus pandemic arrives on the continent

This is due primarily to “import dependence and weak substitution of input materials, single commodity dependence and labour skills concentration, overstretched debt metrics and limited fiscal capacity, a large immuno-compromised population and weak health infrastructure,” according to Irmgard Erasmus, senior financial economist at NKC African Economics

 

5. All football activities until postponed until April 15 due to coronavirus

The Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] announced the decision following an executive order from its president Amaju Pinnick on Wednesday.

 

6. Recruitment exercises for the public service was also halted

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made the decision known late Wednesday in Abuja

 

7. The Aviation industry to suffer loss of N160bn and 22,200 jobs

IATA (International Air Transport Association) said on Thursday that the country would also lose approximately 2.2 million passengers

 

8. WAEC examinations postponed indefinitley

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) slated to begin April 6th 2020 indefinitely.
The exam body announced this on Friday, March 20, 2020, in a statement by Patrick Areghan, Nigeria’s head of WAEC national office.

 

9. NYSC orientation camps were shut down

The directive, which came from the NYSC headquarters in Abuja early Wednesday morning disrupted the orientation camp of the 2020 Batch A Stream 1, across the 37 centres in the country.

“We have been asked to close down all orientation camps and discharged the corps members to their various places of primary assignment,” – Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Eddy Megwa

 

10. No pay for two months; Coronavirus made Nigerian Doctors embark on strike

ARD President, Roland Aigbovo, says the industrial action became necessary after the FCT administration refused to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months

 

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