Pasha 61: The latest on Nigeria and COVID-19

Nigeria has seen a rise in cases of COVID-19 as more tests are done. But the way this information is presented is important. If it’s not balanced it can lead to the spread of panic and fear. The public needs to focus instead on instructions given by leaders. These include washing hands, social distancing and abiding by lockdown rules.

In today’s episode of Pasha, Doyin Odubanjo, executive secretary at the Nigerian Academy of Science, discusses COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Photo: Covid-19 stamp on the national flag of Nigeria. Coronavirus concept. 3d illustration. By By Дмитрий Ларичев/Getty Images

Music: “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on licensed under CC0 1.

“Ambient soft piano music” by Lemoncreme, found on Freesound licensed under Attribution license

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