The state Chairman, Mrs. Agnes Sessi revealed this at the inauguration of the union’s Labour-Civil Society Situation Room Committee on Thursday in Lagos.
According to her, the government has to urgently address this issue and caution these overzealous security men who wish to cause an unnecessary crisis at this critical time when the whole world is fighting a common enemy.
She added that the government must do everything possible to improve on all the indices that will reduce the effect of the pandemic and improve on the welfare of Lagosians.
His words, “The recent harassment and intimidation of healthcare workers in the state by security officers and men of the Nigerian Police are worrisome and condemnable.
“We call on the government to urgently address this issue and to caution this overzealous security man.”
“This is to avoid an unnecessary crisis at this critical time when the whole world is fighting a common enemy; we should be seen to be working on the same per.”
“We call on the government to improve on all the indices that will cushion the effect of the pandemic and improve on the welfare of all people of Lagos.”
“Our collective resolve as critical stakeholders to set up a situation room on COVID-19 in Lagos State will go a long way in complementing the government’s efforts in the management of the pandemic.
“Also, proper and fair advice will be continuously offered based on verified information sourced from different sectors of the state by this committee.”
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Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.
Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.
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