‘COVID-19 second wave is easily transmitted and deadlier too’ – LUTH CMD warns
Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Prof. Chris Bode, on Wednesday said COVID-19 second wave is more deadlier than the first one.
According to him, 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.’’