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Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by lalasticlala(m): 7:44pm On Jan 06
LUTH warns Nigerians as second wave of COVID-19 spreads faster

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, on Wednesday, warned Nigerians that the second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the first one.

LUTH issued the warning in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode,

He warned that the second wave of the virus is easily transmissible.

Prof. Bode urged Nigerians to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously, adding that the hospital may be overwhelmed if the spread does not stop.

Part of statement read: “We have seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. Most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment.

“This is to alarm the people but rather to alert us all to what is important and call on each person to do again what we have done well before.

“We implore Nigerians to do whatever is needed to save our people.

“The present thread is worrisome and if it continues, it will overrun our capacity before we can ramp up again to catch up.”

https://dailypost.ng/2021/01/06/luth-warns-nigerians-as-second-wave-of-covid-19-spreads-faster/

Read the full statement:

• Let every family member know these facts and discuss them openly.

• We have seen an upsurge in the number of people who keep treating "malaria" instead of going for the Covid test. Many such then start using all sorts of steam inhalation and home remedies for their cough and chest congestion. It is not helpful to do this, especially if you are also diabetic, hypertensive or with a number of other health baggages, or above the age of 60. It may be rather late by the time you are breathless and are rushed to the hospital. Most of those dying delayed going to the hospital till very late.

This is not to alarm the people, but rather, to alert us all to what is happening and call on each person to do again what we have done very well before. Eve, life is precious and we implore Nigerians to do whatever is needed to save our people.

The present trend is worrisome and if it continues, it may overrun our capacity before we can ramp up again to catch up. So let us hearken the directives given by the authorities. This will save many lives.

We are collaborating and coordinating with the State Government, FMOH, the PTF, NCDC, Tertiary Institutions and other stakeholders to deepen this public discourse on all that should be done to bring the situation under control as within the shortest time possible.

Remember, let us do the work of staying safe before we pray that God should help us. Prayers alone, without the work, is futile.

Please Stay Safe.

PROF CHRIS BODE
Chief Medical Director
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Acekidc4(m): 7:44pm On Jan 06
It has to be Free for all nah! Abi no be So??

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Newman20(m): 7:47pm On Jan 06
If only Nigerians had money for it.
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by slawormiir: 7:49pm On Jan 06
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
Ain't getting tested

When I get the virus ama recover like a real niggarr

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by merits(m): 7:49pm On Jan 06
This is how our looters makes their money, the more you spread the news of convid-19.the more their fat account.convid-19 is their own bitcoins.

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by NwaNimo1(m): 7:50pm On Jan 06

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by StPete: 7:50pm On Jan 06
These people talk gibberish. The average Nigerian will never be tested free of charge unless you are connected and have friends in high places. Call their lines now and say you have covid-19, na so so post them go post you tire without any meaningful help

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Rosella25(f): 7:50pm On Jan 06
Then should be running a free test for the masses
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by AFvckingAlpha(m): 7:50pm On Jan 06
The fvck

Niggarr!!

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by bayelsaowei: 7:50pm On Jan 06
With 50k abi? Mtsheew..

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by biddo: 7:51pm On Jan 06
Malaria kills than Covid-19 in Nigeria

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Cerebellum: 7:51pm On Jan 06
AFvckingAlpha:
The fvck

Niggarr!!

Chai!

You still carry this kolo enter new year

Una need deliverance

gringrin
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by DanoskiDaniels: 7:51pm On Jan 06
Ok

But let me ask, ever since we started treating it as malaria, the thing no the cure am?

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by HitlerGaddafi: 7:51pm On Jan 06
You people too stop treating malaria as covid19

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by mastercee(m): 7:52pm On Jan 06
A friend got exposed to the virus after meeting with an asymptomatic patient. She went for the test when she started having some related symptoms.

9 days later, we are still waiting for the test result and all symptoms has already cleared after using some anti-malaria drugs and herbs.

If she was waiting for the test result before under-going treatment, only God knows what would have happened.

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by kennyflames(m): 7:52pm On Jan 06
undecided
70 percent of coronavirus update na scam

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Teewhy2: 7:52pm On Jan 06
The government should reactivate the other shut down isolation centers as cases increase.
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:52pm On Jan 06
Be safe out there guys.....

Coronavirus is REAL and now more deadlier.....due all the traveling and gathering over the festive season.

Keep yourself and family safe pleaseeeee!

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Lexusgs430: 7:52pm On Jan 06
Do you get lose of taste aka anosmia with malaria or water water shit........ grin
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by matm: 7:53pm On Jan 06
The marauding rampaging ravaging corona virus pandemic is real.Abide by protocols pls.
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Primrose9ja: 7:53pm On Jan 06
So they know grin
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by BizBayo: 7:54pm On Jan 06
We need free test centers

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Muhylonaire007: 7:54pm On Jan 06
OK...
Nigerians at large are not taking it serious o.
I went to Abeokuta for Christmas and new year, let's say about 1/100 of the people I saw, wore their mask, I felt like an alien with the mask on.
I went to Iyana-Ipaja from Egbeda yesterday all of us wey dey inside bus no use mask grin grin grin

It is well jare
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Raeheemwayne: 7:55pm On Jan 06
angry

Nigerians are now wiser!

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by NORSIYK(m): 7:56pm On Jan 06
Will Nigerians hear
Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Lordbinsmar(m): 7:57pm On Jan 06
OGUN KILL EVERY BODY USING COVID 19 TO CASH OUT IN NIGERIA.

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by CVhurb: 7:57pm On Jan 06
StPete:
These people talk gibberish. The average Nigerian will never be tested free of charge unless you are connected and have friends in high places. Call their lines now and say you have covid-19, na so so post them go post you tire without any meaningful help
Cos they know it's not serious here in Nigeria

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Re: Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria - LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested by Acekidc4(m): 7:57pm On Jan 06
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr Isoright

Damnn Niggarr Where have you been?? Shey you chop ban Ni?

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