“This is more deadlier” – LUTH CMD decries impact of COVID-19 second wave

Prof. Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Wednesday said COVID-19 second wave was ravaging our land and claiming many lives.

This is more deadlier - LUTH CMD decries impact of COVID-19 second wave

The hospital in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, warned Nigerians to take very seriously all the COVID19 protocols.

According to Professor Bode, the hospital has seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. He said most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment. He said:

“The resurgence of COVID-19, through the newly mutated form, is ravaging our land, claiming many lives.

“Unlike what we witnessed in the first wave, this one is even more easily transmitted and deadlier too.

“It is, therefore, imperative for everyone, first and foremost, accept that COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and we must prepare to confront it all over again.

“What we see on the streets, worship centres and social interactions, parties and daily activities call for concern.

“In a period when the `enemy’ has doubled back and is attacking us ferociously, we seem to be celebrating a false victory and denying the danger is still around us.

“We need to observe all the basic rules we have been following all along and wake up to the present reality.’’

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