As the number of Coronavirus Infection keeps souring , the President Vision Africa International, Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha has advocated compulsory test nationwide for people between the age of 50 and above.
The Methodist Bishop, who made the call on the sidelines of increasing cases of COVID-19 recorded in the country, said through this, people infected by the Virus can be identified on time while isolation and immediate treatment of the patients can commence.
The Co-Chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, called on the Federal and State governments to as a matter of urgency and public safety heed this call, advising that it was the only way we can check further spread of the Virus which has reached its alarming rate as people are now leaving in fear of discerning those with the Virus.
Bishop, Dr Onuoha also reminded government at all levels of various prediction made by the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning number of persons estimated to die in Africa if the Virus should hit the continent badly, noting that Nigeria can avert such from happening if the call for a nationwide testing of persons from 50 years and above is heeded.
He pointed out that most countries of the world who are out of the woods, nipped it in the bud by carrying out compulsory test for the aged.
Recall that over the weekend, Bishop, Dr Onuoha had coined a new name for Coronavirus through a question poser, ” Whom Are You Wary Of?” “Ama ndi Ana’eze”. The question was borne out of the fact that it is hard to discern if a close family member, mother, father, son, daughter has the Virus because it is not written on the face.