Olajide Olufunminiyi, a medical laboratory technician collecting samples for COVID-19 testing at the Agege Primary Health Centre.

''When I was called up to take this job, to be frank I was a bit scared but later on I summoned the courage because this is what I do, this is who I am. So I just said to myself 'OK, if you follow the protocols, you will not be infected.' My mom calls me every day. She is not in Lagos but she calls me every morning and every evening just to know my health status. I assure her that I am taking the necessary measures to protect myself. Each time I return home from work, my wife orders me straight to the bathroom to remove all my clothes, which she washes in the washing machine. My children are not allowed to hug me or even come close to me until I am fully settled in the house. Sometimes the children can't understand why I am asking them not to hug me. When you see their reactions you feel moved because there is no way to explain to them why you are doing this. It has been big sacrifice, but somebody must do it.''

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