Covid-19 Protocols: Why are Nigerians not complying?
By Guardian Exclusive
17 February 2021 | 1:03 pm
If clustering of people is a key channel in the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing, wearing of facemasks, constant hand washing, and sanitising are therefore important for its control. But in Nigeria, compliance remains a huge concern. So, why are Nigerians not bothered despite the risk of fines and imprisonment for not wearing a mask in public?
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