The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 790 COVID-19 cases across 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) – the highest single-day count since the beginning of the year. The FG could contemplate on another lockdown.
Many Nigerians are also worried that a lockdown may be imminent and could disrupt normal social and economic activities.
Speaking on the development, minister of health, Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria has not reached a threat level that will warrant imposing a lockdown, adding that lockdown poses a great threat to business activities.
The minister noted that most countries that are threatened by COVID-19 infections no longer impose general lockdown but a precision lockdown, where certain areas are shut down.
“We are not at a level yet where we are feeling that threat to do any lockdown but I tell you many countries are not doing generalised lockdown but precision lockdown,” he said.
“As I speak to you now, there are several countries who are on one kind of lockdown or the other, at least if my recollection is correct, six or seven countries are on one form of lockdown or the other. We do not have that on the table right now,” the minister concluded.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.