This article work empirically explored the effect of social distancing on the Nigerian economy a case study of corona virus disease. The objectives of this study were to examine the level of coronavirus disease in Nigeria, investigate the effect of social distancing in Nigeria. The infectious disease transmission mechanism theory was used as a framework. From the finding, it show that the level of coronavirus disease in Nigeria as compared to other countries is average, social distancing has effect on the Nigerian economy. Following the findings, it was recommended that measures should be devised to curb the spread of the virus and vaccine created so as to prevent further hinge on social activities, individuals should ensure proper hygiene. The study concludes that social distancing has a negative effect on Nigerian economy.
The biggest threat posed by COVID-19 outbreak is the health risk it poses. However, social distancing, Avoidance and panic may have enormous economic consequences, large enough to significantly slow growth, push up unemployment and lead to recession. Government of Nigeria is forced to balance the health of their citizens with economic stability and their own debt.
After more than a decade of unprecedented economic growth, the world is facing another global economic recession. In the past week, Nigerian government have been introducing aid programmes to ease the economic
pressure brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak and the inevitable economic downturn that will follow.
Controlling the spread of influenza to reduce the effects of infection on a
population is an important mandate of public health sector and the government of any nation.