Nigeria was the most prepared country for the coronavirus pandemic, said Ahmad Fawzi Salim, a columnist for the Egyptian edition of NoonPost.
The author of the publication notes that this country already has a successful experience in fighting infections. In 2014, an infected man arrived in Nigeria from Liberia, where the Ebola epidemic broke out at that time. In a few weeks, he infected almost 20 people in two cities, 8 of them died.
Then the local authorities took the situation seriously and dealt with it thanks to prompt and tough measures: according to the journalist, they managed to trace the chain of contacts of infected people, the number of which reached almost 900 people. Potential carriers of infection were distributed among 18 groups of medical workers and volunteers who tracked their movements and disinfected all objects with which they interacted. The Nigerian government has been able to accumulate enough funds, personnel and drugs to stop the epidemic at an early stage, Fawzi Salim said. This experience allowed the country to successfully respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The article also notes that, according to some experts, the hot climate helps African countries in the fight against the virus. A similar opinion is shared by some other medical professionals. Some publications say that the sun and heat prevent the spread of coronavirus. The optimum temperature for its propagation is +39…+46°F. In this case, the virus is no longer detected after a 30-minute treatment at +130°F or after a 5-minute treatment at +160°F. At room temperature, the virus is viable for a week, and after two weeks its traces are not found.