Is Another Lockdown Imminent in Nigeria? CDC Gives Verdict

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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.

Lagos State
Lagos State

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.

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