To contain the spread of COVID-19, the lockdown in FCT, Lagos, Ogun and Kano states for almost five weeks, and still counting in others, affected the research works of some universities’ lecturers in the country. Abdulsalam Mahmud reports.
Now that COVID-19 Has Turned Every Journalist into a Health Reporter
Justina Asishana FASLN
The role of combating the spread of misinformation and disinformation has become pertinent because one misinformation can lead to chaos and possibly the death of individuals. As Journalists, whether we cover health or not, we have a crucial role in combating misinformation and disinformation as well as correcting things that are false.
In its guidelines titled, 'Guidelines for Safe Management of a Dead Body in the Contest of COVID-19', The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that, "whether a COVID-19 patient died in a health facility or in a community, the body must be granted a safe and dignified burial."