As the number of coronavirus cases increases to 80 in Lagos, the Federal Government, has decided not to take the ongoing lockdown measures likely.
This message was made public through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said it was not yet time to relax the lockdown.While making a speech on Friday at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja,
This development can be traced to President Muhammadu Buhari’s national broadcast on March 29, in which he odered a lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states for 14 days to curb COVID-19 spread.
Since the national broadcast was made by the president, other states have started recording cases of the deadly coronavirus. .
Meanwhile, the lockdown was extended, as the number of COVID-19 cases increased. This made the President on April 13 extended the lockdown for 14 more days.
Currently, 1,095 cases have been recorded across the country by the NCDC, while 208 patients had been discharged, 32 had died.