The Chairman of Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Emmanuel says the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is due to poor and non-adherence to the virus’s non-pharmaceutical guidelines.
AllNews learned that Innocent Emmanuel who made this assertion in an interview with the NAN on Tuesday in Jos said it was evident that places where people adhered to the guidelines had lesser cases.
While speaking, he listed physical distancing, hand washing, wearing of face mask, and the avoidance of crowded places which helps to mitigate the spread of the disease as the non-pharmaceutical guidelines.
He reaffirms that places with poor and non-adherence to the guidelines had recorded a tremendous rise in morbidity and mortality from the virus.
Emmanuel said it was pertinent that the populace should go back to the basics of ensuring compliance and adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols, as a way of mitigating various challenges that come with the virus.
“We need to go back to the basics by ensuring adherence to the COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical guidelines, as we cannot afford another lockdown and the economic challenges that come with the pandemic.
“It is pertinent that we adhere to the rules to ensure that we do not have the morbidity and mortality that comes with the virus,” he said.