Mariam Abdullahi, a scientist at the Centre for Human and Zoonotic Virology at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
''Before COVID-19, we didn't normally work weekends, except during outbreaks. Now we work 24/7. Most of the time, we work from Monday until Sunday, morning until evening. It has affected my social life because I spend all my time working in the lab, away from my family. I have to call them most of the time just to know how they are doing, because I can't go home. I have to be here to work.''