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The Change in Attitude of Nigerians towards COVID-19


  • Abdullahi Tunde Aborode Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Ilorin
  • Marvelene Bassey Ekott Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Uyo
  • Samuel Olarenwaju Ogunsola Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Federal University of Technology



Since the discovery of COVID-19 in March 2020 in Nigeria different behavioural change has been observed amidst the citizens of the country towards the pandemic. At first, people were afraid of the pandemic and this was confirmed through their response to the measures given by the National Centre for Disease Control which include social distance, use of nose masks and sanitizers, curfew, and lockdown of crowded places. These measures have been effective in curbing the transmission of the disease in the country. In Nigeria, as at June 26th have 23,298 cases, 8,253 discharged cases and 554 deaths caused by COVID-19. Of recent, change in the attitude of people towards the pandemic has been observed as they no longer fear the impacts of the pandemic. People now go out without using their facemasks, churches are opening and some are even spreading false information about the pandemics. Pitifully, the number of cases in Nigeria has increased drastically in the past 3 weeks.


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