Nollywood Filmmaker Prosper Ogwa Shares His View Of The Coronavirus
As we might know, Corona Virus belongs to a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans and that’s one reason why there is tension all over the world about this.As for Nigeria, We have tried to remain as calm and positive as possible judging from general atmosphere when compared to the time of Ebola virus and its due to the fact that we already had little awareness of this virus and its control before it became our reality all thanks to social media and its top-dogs.As a social well being crusader it’s very much my everyday duty to create awareness about everything that affect our society and our well being and to pass on every single detail of valid information that affect us, why I say Valid is because there are so many false information being launched, especially about the Cororna virus that are just Myths causing people to panic.After receiving the news about the outbreak of corona virus in Lagos and then confirming it from the Nigeria center for disease control via their website online, I reached out to so many people, on instagram, facebook and every social media platform i had acess to just to create awareness and teach people how to be on a safe side by improving personal hygiene. It is a good thing that I run an online tv which is a platform to share awareness. I see this as a duty beyond the existence of corona virus, a responsibility that everyone should uphold, whether or not you own an online TV like me or just one social media page with few followers.Corona Virus or not, social well being and personal hygiene is very important and should not be underestimated.I’m currently working on a project for secondary school students across Lagos on menstrual and personal hygiene that will feature an intense sensitization discussion on how to keep our young ones safe because they are our future as it’s said.There will be distribution of few items to aid personal hygiene such as sanitary pads for female students and roll-on for male students. No doubt, awareness campaigns like this require teaching individuals on basic hygiene like washing of hands and safe public behaviour which are most times neglected but turns out to be a major safety measure against COVID-19 .I am a strong believer and I have conviction that my body cannot be infected with a virus or any infirmity once i do the right things and i keep on praying with faith to God and I extend this reality to my fans, family and nation as a whole.
Stay clean, stay healthy and stay free from COVID-19.