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COVID-19 and application of disability laws in Nigeria

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The enactment of Discrimination against Person Disabilities (Prohibition) Act (the Disability Act) marked a paradigm shift in the legally acceptable manner of conducting affairs in Nigeria. It symbolizes a departure from the era wherein the treatment of persons with disability bore no legal consequence in the scheme of things. There is now a new legal regime, and this new reality need be given expression in all affairs, particularly in the current covid-19 response.

Anambra: Relaxing lockdown not an end to COVID-19, Obiano warns

governor of Ananbra Willie Obiano

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Please shareTweetAnambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has warned the populace against undermining the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 protocols including social distancing, face masks, hand washing and hand sanitiser especially the period lockdown had been lifted. Obiano, who gave the warning at inauguration of 47-member Disability Community COVI-19 Response Team, held in Awka, the