COVID-19: Womanhood Foundation Takes Sensitization To Members Of NUJ
… Donates Digital Thermometers, Facemasks, Sanitizer
Kaduna, North – West, Nigeria
Womenhood Foundation, a non governmental organization in continuation of its humanitarian services today, Monday, 11th, January, 2021 were at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat Kaduna to sensitize members of the press on the dangers of COVID -19 .
According to the group, members of the press are one of the frontline workers as such are exposed to the risk of being infected in the course of carrying out their jobs.
In their separate lectures, Director Womanhood, School of Health Sciences, Kaduna, Nurudeen Bello, ABU Lecturer, College of Medicine Zaria, Dr. Yusuf Nadabo Abdullahi and an Environmentalist, from School of Health Science Dr. Adi Abdullahi all spoke on some areas of cautions which they said if well adhered to will be of great help.
Nigeria has no correct data of COVID -19 cases they stated. Many deaths are not recorded and that COVID -19 is real.
The second wave in particular is more deadly, so the need to follow the N C D C and World Health Organization’s stipulated rules and regulation.
“COVID – 19 syndrome has come to live with us just as in the case of Malaria. All is needed is talking necessary measures.
First, and second stage of corronavirus is preventable but 3rd stage is death sentence. They maintained.
“Normal average body temperature of every Human being is 37% C though could be slightly low or high anything short of that, then something is wrong”.
Emphasizing further, Nurudeen urged journalists to ensure safety tips.
“Journalists, use your facemask when you are interviewing a personality. Also wash your hands and make sure you distant yourself. We will continue to live with COVID -19. He warned.
Contributing, Dr. Adi Abdullahi stressed that more than 50,000 in Nigeria are carriers. “We need to be careful as we carry out our jobs. It is not the death that we are afraid of but the suffering”. He said.
Enumerating some tips with regards to protection against the 2nd wave of COVID – 19, Dr. Yusuf Nadabo Abdullahi called on journalists not to relent in their efforts in helping to sensitize the public on the dangers of the pandemic.
“You have to protect yourself using the basic rules and tips of COVID -19.
You are dealing with the public. You don’t know who is infected. Just believe everybody is infected except you.”
There are some precautionary measures to be taken when one feels unwell. Importantly, it is advisable that one
Knows the full range of symptoms of COVID-19.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash.
There is the need to regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This eliminates germs including viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands.
By following good ‘respiratory hygiene’, you protect the people around you from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.
Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
Presenting the items to NUJ Council, the Chairperson, Womenhood Foundation, Hajiya Amina Ibrahim Marafa, said aside using the occasion to sensitize the media, the items presented is in dedication to the good work of late Chairperson of the Foundation, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, who worked tirelessly in serving humanity.
Responding on behalf of the Chairman, NUJ Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, the Vice Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu Danmaliki thanked the foundation for its gesture.
Sabiu charged journalists to make use of all that is acquired in safe guarding themselves as well as educate members of the public on the dangers of the 2nd wave of the disease.