FG: Nigerian govt considers another total lockdown in two weeks on the increase of COVID-19

The federal government has threatened to impose a fresh lockdown in another two weeks.

This follows the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases in the country, especially among people in authority.

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continue to record significant increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 29,286 confirmed cases. Yesterday, 575 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Monday lamented that it was directly affecting governance and security in the country.

Mustapha, said at the task force press briefing in Abuja, admitted the possibility of ordering a fresh total lockdown to curtail further spread of the virus.
He, however, said events of coming weeks would determine the next line of action.

“We will not speculate on what will happen in future, but we will protect the lives of Nigerians.

“To achieve that, if it means to lock down again, we will not shy away from that responsibility.

“We will recommend to the President who will look at the report and take a decision on our recommendation. What happens in the next two three weeks will determine what we will do,” Mustapha said.

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  1. Stephen Ukadike

    Why now? Pls they should not try that oh! No paliative uptil now,jobs have been lost,some businesses are dead,salaries are being owed, uptil now In the partial lock down phase only essential services are allowed to operate,our business is still locked down by Federal govt since 22nd of March till date, crazy bill is still coming from PCHN( I thought govt promised us a waiver for the PCHN bill because of the lockdown as Ghana helped her citizens) price of petrol has increased,stamp duty introduction recently,planned increase of PCHN tariff, airfare has increased,food commodity price is on the increase,transport fare has also increased,where do we get money to meet up financial obligations as our business is still shut down and now there are plans for another shutdown, do this administration have human sympathy,this is gross insensitivity by this government period.

  2. Mobutu omoregie

    If another lockdown is what we need to save lifes,do it.