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#Lockdown Ease: A letter To Every Lagosian

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As we gradually approach the 4th of May, which is the day the federal government intends to ease down on the lockdown initiated due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Lagos State government has also felt it necessary to suspend the operations of motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada.

As part of her efforts to curb the spread of the virus, the state government has also issued a mandate to restrict tricycle operators from carrying more than two passengers.

Due to these new mandate, it’s necessary we do this simple analysis:
Before the pandemic, from spot A to B, a tricycle conveying 4 passengers charges N100 per passenger, which means a driver earns a total of N400 per trip. With the new Lagos State policy in play, tricycle operators will have to carry just 2 passengers for a trip, and surely, this is Lagos, a city where transporters maximizes every opportunity they get, we can expect them to hike transport fares.

In otherword, a trip which initially cost N100 would most likely increase to N200 because the transporters would aim to cushion loses incurred by the new Lagos State mandate on passenger conveyance. Unfortunately, it’s the average lagosians who would now be forced to bear the brunts of this new modality.

Furthermore, buses are now to convey 60% of their initial capacity, and Bus drivers would also most certainly increase their fares as well in other to maximize profit and prevent losses.

The 4th of May, would certainly be a very busy hectic day around the Lagos Metropolis, and one thing is certain, many commuters who make up office workers, business owners, essential workers and co are bound to be stranded because of the inadequacy or non-availability of vehicles due to the new sitting arrangement.

The questions everyone should be asking are these; With the new passenger limit policy put in place, does the state government have plans to checkmate the adverse effects this policy will create? what would be the fate of commuters as regards these?

We at Enttalk.com would advice fellow citizens and residents, especially those who are low income earners, to be mindful of certain factors before putting themselves at risk by disregarding the social distancing rule. They may not have access to quick medical assistance in the likely event they get infected by the virus, and because of the lack of personal vehicle, the nature of their job and means of livelihood, they are more likely to be affected by the ease/relief of the lockdown, due to these obvious factors.

I therefore advice that if you must leave your place of residence on May 4th, be certain the reason is vital. If it’s not essential for you to go out, We advice you stay at home and stay safe.

May God Almighty see us through this pandemic and May he heal the World.

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Emeka Uchehara

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5 reasons why your breath smells bad

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Bad breath, is an embarrassing health condition that affects approximately 30% of people around the world.
It is normal to wake up with bad breath.

But what about when you’ve brushed, flossed, mouth-washed, and not eaten any spicy food like garlic, and are still finding that your breath is less minty, more malodorous?
Good oral hygiene must be taken seriously if you want to avoid halitosis, but it’s not the only factor that can play a part in the smell that comes out when you open your mouth. Here are 5 other things that can cause bad breath.

Cutting down on carbs

Cutting down on carbs and upping your protein intake can be a major factor in whether or not you have bad breath. This is because they cause your body to break down fat for energy and create ketones. The excess ketones put a lot of stress on your kidney.

Skipping meals

Whether it is a deliberate attempt or you’re doing it for religious reasons, skipping meals can have a serious negative impact on the freshness of your breath. Avoiding meals or fluid slows than the production of saliva leading to breeding of bacteria which causes bad breath.

Chewing too much gum

Chewing gums in the short term after eating spicy food is not harmful. It causes serious health issues in the long term because they contain hidden sugars that leads to the accumulation of sticky plaque on the teeth. This also encourages the growth of bacteria and its effects may be worse than those of dry mouth in the long run

Dehydration

Drinking the recommended dose of H2O on a daily basis has many beauty and health benefits such as keeping your breath fresh all day. Dehydration can cause halitosis because bacteria that live in the mouth tend to multiply as the mouth dries out.

Strep throat

Strep is a bacterial infection, not a viral one, and those invading bugs can cause your bad breath to smell bad, says Dr. Grbic. Not only that, but other kinds of sinus infections can turn into bacterial ones that produce a smelly, pus-like type of mucus

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