Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation, Singapore chapter, said on Wednesday, that no Nigerian in the country had tested positive for coronavirus.
Vice-President of the organisation, Jonathan Obaje, disclosed this in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Obaje said, “So far, no Nigerian in Singapore has tested positive for the coronavirus. We keep in touch with each other through NIDO Singapore social media groups.
“Certainly, the lockdown has created opportunities and challenges. Nobody ever imagined that Singapore’s fast-paced, 24-hour bustling city, airport, and seaports could ever slow down for a few hours.
“It is almost unbelievable that we could have four weeks of paid leave to stay at home with family.
“Also, to do those things we have always wanted to do, but had no time to do, such as call friends, read books, watch programmes, and so on, it is unbelievable.”
According to him, Nigerians in Singapore have taken advantage of the situation to learn some new things to improve their wellbeing and better their lives in spite of the economic challenges.
“The more you open up yourself to learning, the more your chances of coping well with this ‘new life’,” he added.