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MUST KNOW: 2-Step To Receiving NCDC Update on WhatsApp

In the light of ensuring that Nigerians are well acquainted with the latest information on the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has unveiled the new method to receive up-to-date information on Whatsapp. 

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This was contained in an official tweet made by the agency @NCDCgov in the early hours of today, Sunday. The tweet reads, “When you send the Keyword “UPDATE” to our Connect Centre WhatsApp number you get the most recent #COVID19 figures from NCDC

Try it now:

  1. Save the number +234 708 711 0839 to your contacts.
  2. 2. Type the keyword “UPDATE” to the number in WhatsApp.” (Sic)

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Having tested the process and found the information reliable, it is imperative for Nigerians in totality to follow suit in order to stay updated and stay safe.

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Is NCDC Effective and Efficient?

Without any iota of sentiment, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been largely effective and efficient in the dissemination of information. More importantly, Nigerians are abreast of the latest and genuine information on a daily basis. This is commendable. 

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Nevertheless, it is important to state that the authorities concerned should not relent on their oars until we see the end of the ravaging coronavirus epidemic. Bearing in mind that the agency exists with the primary responsibility of handling the outbreak of any epidemic or pandemic in the country, it is pertinent to charge their professionals and experts with the task of developing a potent and effective vaccine that can be used to totally cure the virus.

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There are some Nigerians that have made their marks in the past and this is another time to show the world that we are dexterous and blessed with renowned scientists and doctors. To this end, the federal and state governments should offer the needed support in order to ensure that the agency breakthrough in the discovery of a potent vaccine. 

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Concluding Remarks

Given the fact that the NCDC has issued a number of health tips and regulations in recent times, it is imperative for Nigerians to adhere to them in order to remain safe and protected. Social distancing is one much-touted principle and it should be embraced in all totality. With the lockdown imposed by the authorities, it is hoped and believed that Nigerians will adhere in order to ensure that the curve is flattened. No doubt, the fight against coronavirus pandemic is a task for all.  

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