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VOLUME 04 ISSUE 06 JUNE 2021

Mitigating the Devastating Effects of Covid-19 in Nigeria: The Place of Different Forms of Literacy
1Richard C. Ihejirika, 2Anthony E. Ogu, 3Ugomma A. Agwuocha
1,2,3Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v4-i6-23

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Abstract:

One of the global concerns in contemporary times is COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise known as corona virus, which, according to available records, had its origin in China. The pandemic, from all indications, has had devastating effects in the areas of health, economy, education and socialisation globally. Against this background, this paper reviewed the outbreak of the pandemic and its devastating effects globally and noted that so far, there had not been any known cure. Although efforts had been made by some nations and pharmaceutical outfits to develop vaccines, the paper observed that there had been a whole lot of controversies surrounding the efficacy and side effects of the vaccines, and as a result, many people had avoided making themselves available for the administration of the vaccines. In view of the foregoing, the paper argued that the corona virus, for now, has come to stay with humanity as HIV AIDS and other terminal diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and the like. And as a result, it is suggested that the Nigeria Government should, in addition to other measures already put in place to combat the deadly virus, ensure that the literacy rate of Nigerians as regards reading-writing literacy, media literacy and health literacy is accelerated so that Nigerians will be equipped and empowered to cope with the devastating effects of COVID-19.

KEYWORDS:

COVID-19; mitigating; devastating; Nigeria; enhance; literacy; rural dwellers

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