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COVID-19: Nigeria Can’t Take Another Lockdown, President Buhari Says

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has stated that Nigerians won’t be able to take another lockdown.

The President stated this on Wednesday, October 28, adding that the country’s economy is too fragile.

He explained that despite the fact that Nigeria has successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic the people should not stretch their luck too far.

President Buhari stated this in a message to Muslims commemorating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

In the message issued in Abuja by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, October 28, President Buhari said that though they have managed to keep the number of cases as low as possible, everyone must do all they can to avert the second wave of the pandemic.

He said: “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the second wave of the pandemic. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”

The president consequently appealed to Nigerians to strictly observe all COVID-19 protocols including social distancing, the wearing of face masks, and washing of hands.

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