Citing concerns with the alarming levels of spread and intensity of the novel coronavirus pandemic, businessman and philanthropist, Mr Lucky Igbokwe popularly known as Don Lulu has called for the state and national legislatures to take urgent and aggressive action to stop the spread of the virus by enacting new laws or reinforcing existing ones in order to address the growing cases of non or partial disclosure of health and travel history at hospital admission points by individuals.
He said this has become necessary in view of the scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic which has clearly risen to the level of a public health threat that could justify restrictions on certain rights even as the international human rights law guarantees everyone the right to the highest attainable standard of health and requires governments to take steps to prevent threats to public health and to provide medical care to those who need it.
Mr Lucky Igbokwe, who’s also the boss of 2Flame Entertainment and UN-Polac Mayor of Peace, expressed worry about the fate of first responders and other health workers who faced threats to their lives due to patients who had refused to disclose their health and travel information during treatment.
He cited a recent statement by the Nigeria Medical Association which revealed that over 40 medical doctors besides other health workers have been infected with the disease so far.
While seeking supplications and healing from the Almighty of the pandemic, he cautioned against attacking the clergy and the church which acording to him, has become the pastime of some people of late. He was hopeful of a scientific breakthrough via prayers while urging all hands to be on deck and to follow all safety protocols in the fight against the virus
“It is not enough for us to sit behind and call Bill and Melinda Gate doomsday prophets. We must rise up to do our part, if we must win this war”, Igbokwe concluded.
Media Strategist to Lucky Igbokwe , Mayor of Peace