It is no longer news that the Covid19 is now in Lagos. Building on the backdrop of medical advice on this case, it is said to transmit through contact with the droplet and touching it on the face. As a result, the fear of surface touch increases.
According to Richard Gray on BBC, droplets between 1-5 micrometers in size – about 30 times small than the width of a human hair – can remain airborne for several hours in still air. It means that the virus circulating in unfiltered air conditioning systems will only persist for a couple of hours at the most, especially as aerosol droplets tend to settle on surfaces faster in disturbed air. But the NIH study found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus survives for longer on cardboard – up to 24 hours – and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces.
Considering that we are entering the raining season, it is important that the Lagos state government take an extra measure which won’t end at suspending gatherings.
The big question is, when will the government, ask the bus and taxi drivers to start carrying two passengers per seat or at least three. As a way of curbing this virus, won’t it be wise that the government considers the permission of O’Pay, O’Ride, etc for the time being?
More so, the government should be observant enough to know that there is a scarcity of face mask for mouth and nose, and gloves.
The problem is contact and we need to do everything humanly possible to stop that.