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COVID-19: Nigerian Government Reveals Plans To Impose Second Phase Of Lockdown

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Emerging information has revealed that the government of Nigeria might impose a second phase of COVID-19 lockdown.

This according to the government would become a reality if the rise in the COVID-19 cases continues unchecked.

However, the government stated that a lockdown would be the last resort in the wake of the second wave of the disease.

This was disclosed during a National Executive Council (NEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo made this disclosure after a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 17.

Meanwhile, one of the attendees of the meeting, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state told the press that Nigerians need to abide by the COVID-19 protocols to avoid the shutdown of the economy.

Lalong said: “And for that, states were advised to go back and emphasis the implementation or the enforcement of some of the protocols that we have earlier started in the first phase. Otherwise, we have to resort to the last aspect, of course everybody knows, going back to lockdown again which is not anybody’s doing.”

A statement issued by the office of the vice president described Nigeria’s current coronavirus situation as alarming. Similarly, the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 said its earlier decision to reopen the economy may have to be reviewed.

The chairman of the task force told a press briefing on Thursday, December 17, that the resurgence of the disease was a cause for concern. Mustapha who is currently in isolation was represented at the briefing by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

COVID-19: Nigerian government says second lockdown will be the last resort

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