COVID-19 SITUATION IN AFRICA

Shabells
Posted April 15, 2020 from Nigeria

COVID 19 SITUATION IN AFRICA

They say: Stay Home and Stay Safe She says: How do I stay home when the home is not Safe

They say: Eat Healthy She says: How do I eat healthy when I don't have food to eat

They say: Stay Positive She says: How do I remain positive when I am surrounded with lots of Negative people.

They say: Wash your hands regularly with running water She says: How do I wash my hands regularly when we don't have running water

They say: Use hand Sanitizer She says: How do I use sanitizer when I can't afford it

They say: Practice social distancing

She says: How can I practice social distancing when we are living in a compound of more than 20 people sharing one toilet.

They say: Call NCDC when you are having symptoms of Covid-19 She says: How do I call when I stay somewhere far in the rural area where there is no network and Medical facility.

Thanks, Written by Aisha M. Bello Voice of the Girl Child and Vulnerable People Foundation

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maeann
Apr 15
Apr 15

Shabells Hi :) your questions are valid. And yes! How? It's easy to say but they don't understand the real situation in a community. How? How? How?

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Shabells
Apr 15
Apr 15

Yeah, that's the true situation of a lot of people most especially Women.

Jill Langhus
Apr 15
Apr 15

Hello Shabells,

Thanks for sharing your concerning post. Is this your current situation, or someone you know, dear? It definitely is a challenging situation. I know you will do your best and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and well, dear.

XX

Shabells
Apr 15
Apr 15

It's the situation of rural women in Africa.

Jill Langhus
Apr 15
Apr 15

I see. Thanks for clarifying, dear.

Chidimma
Apr 15
Apr 15

Hello Dear Aisha.
Thanks for sharing.
We will all pass through all this.

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Yes dear, it's a phase in our lives.

Anita Shrestha
Apr 15
Apr 15

Thank you for sharing

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

You are welcome

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 16
Apr 16

Indeed your questions are valid, how is endless but we are sure of one thing, it's a pandemic and it shall pass.. stay safe and strong.

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Yes dear

Jennifer Chapin
Apr 17
Apr 17

Thank you for sharing this Shabells and with your permission, perhaps I can share this with others to draw attention to your situation.

We surround you with great light and hope

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Thanks dear, it's not my personal situation but the actual situation of African rural Women.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi dear Shabells,
Thank you so much for your post. I totally agree with you that it is very easy to say but most of those in authority are not aware of what is happening on the ground. It is not easy for most of the vulnerable and marginalized people in the rural communities to call health officials in the towns and even then the issue of logistics is a major challenge.
We need to stand together and support those around us especially the vulnerable nd marginalized communities.
Stay home and stay safe.
Have a blessed weekend.

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Yes dear, they need support.

Busayo Obisakin
Apr 17
Apr 17

It is a terrible situation! We pray this end soon
Be encouraged my Sister
Love
Busayo

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Hopefully, it will come to pass.

Vanora.Lee
Apr 17
Apr 17

Oh my God. All your questions are valid in some parts of the world that we cannot forget. Thanks for sharing and reminder. Stay safe and well! Pray for them.

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

You are welcome

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 18
Apr 18

Hello dear. I feel you. Just do your best. Am so positive that the situation will change. Thanks for speaking up

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

Yes hopefully

lizzymark
Apr 22
Apr 22

True about our current state in Nigeria.We are in this together and we shall come through.

Shabells
Apr 29
Apr 29

The present situation in the Northern Nigeria is scary. May God help us

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 29
Apr 29

Dear Shabells,
Such an important reminder that if we are to come through this with a different global society, we must focus right now on those having the most difficult and dangerous time.

Dear Shabells, You have a home. A home is always a home and because it is our home we are responsibly to make it a safe place. Keeping safe by following the instructions on how to avoid the CORONA Virus that develops COVID19 is important also for the 20 people living in the same house with you. Therefore, friendly and kindly remind the people around you to do what they have to do to keep safe from Cororana Virus. The most peculiar thing with this Pandemic is that even when you are isolated like I were alone for 2 months i a great farm only with video cameras and one say Police dog, I thought that I was perhaps was not safe enough. Just take it easy use the mask both at home and when you have to go out, keep your hands washed as often as you have to and keep social distance.