Covid19: Measures taken by Nigeria, and other African Countries
Here are some of the measures taken by some African countries to cushion citizens from the adverse effects of covid-19
-No payment of rent by citizens until December 2020
-Government to cover water and electricity bills for the next 3 months
-Free public transport for the next three months
-Free pharmaceutical products and basic necessities
-Government to cover all water bills for 3 months
-Health workers treating COVID-19 patients to receive 50% additional salary plus allowances
-All health workers to be exempted from paying tax for 3 months
-Door-to-door distribution of food
-Provision of free water and electricity to its citizens
-Provision of free medical supplies
-A $168 million relief fund to assist businesses to pay workers’ salaries so that none gets laid off.
-No payment of rent till further notice
-Distribution of food to the vulnerable
–Free beatings by Police
–Constant Lockdowns and curfew without palliatives to cushion the effect
–None support to poor Nigerians
–Most Nigerians losing their jobs.
-*Prices of rice and food commodities going up.
-•Creation of mobile courts to help security people to collect ‘bail money’ from Lockdown defaulters.