Nigeria can adopt China’s strategies to manage COVID-19 pandemic – Mohammed Abass

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On Feb.24, 2020, pharmacy workers of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospital in Duchang county, Jiujiang, east China’s Jiangxi province make sachets for aromatherapy. To combat the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Duchang county gives play to its advantages in TCM, recommending TCM prescriptions, promoting TCM treatment and distributing free sachets to local residents. (Photo by Fu Jianbin, People’s Daily Online)
On Feb.24, 2020, pharmacy workers of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospital in Duchang county, Jiujiang, east China’s Jiangxi province make sachets for aromatherapy. To combat the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Duchang county gives play to its advantages in TCM, recommending TCM prescriptions, promoting TCM treatment and distributing free sachets to local residents. (Photo by Fu Jianbin, People’s Daily Online)

Nigeria can adopt China’s strategies on COVID-19 pandemic in order to curtail its spread in the West African country, a Nigerian expert told Xinhua on Tuesday.

In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, Mohammed Abass, the founder of iBass Institute of Learning, said there was a need to prevent further transmission of this virus by comparative education.

“It is part of adopting China’s strategies in comparative education. Whereby we learn from others to manage our own situation for improvement,” the Abuja-based education expert said.

Abass believes Nigeria needed to learn from China on how to bring the challenge to a halt, support preparedness and response to the ongoing global public health emergency.

While observing that the COVID-19 pandemic had revealed weaknesses in most health systems, the expert said the lessons learned from the fight against the pandemic should be used to rebuild the country’s health sector to have a formidable health system.

Describing the challenges of COVID-19 as just temporal, he tasked authorities in Nigeria to intensify public awareness on COVID-19 in order to curtail its spread in the country, adding that the government must act fast to avoid the confusion that may worsen the case at the grassroots.

“As an educated society, Nigeria must do more in terms of creating awareness, we need to be alerted, this is not a joke,” he said. Enditem

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