COVID-19: Nigerian Government May Impose Fresh Nationwide Lockdown

The federal government of Nigeria is considering to if to impose a fresh nationwide lockdown as number of new COVID-19 cases keep rising nation-wide by alarming rate.

According to information released by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, the government has hinted on the possibility of imposing a nationwide lockdown if cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed the possibility of another nationwide lockdown on Thursday during the PTF daily briefing that another lockdown may not be inevitable.

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According to him: “This is the time to lock down if it were within my power. This is the time to lock down because I can see the attitude of people romancing with COVID-19,” Mustapha said. “The daily increase in confirmed cases, the Federal Government feels a sense of frustration because we can see glaringly the danger ahead and you can see the level of recklessness on the part of people who should know better.” The Secretary to the Government of the Federation stressed that ordering another lockdown won’t be out of place, considering the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across the country.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 lamented that the way Nigerians were romancing the virus indicated that there was danger ahead.

According to the record available to 9News Nigeria, Nigeria has on Thursday June 25th 2020, recorded 22,614 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with 7,822 recoveries and 549 deaths.

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The states with the highest number of Coronavirus cases so far include Lagos which has recorded 9,323 confirmed cases, 1,458 recoveries and 126 deaths. Abuja has 1,622 confirmed cases, 497 recoveries and 30 deaths while Kano has recorded 1,191 cases, 774 recoveries and 51 deaths.

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