In a statement on Thursday via official Twitter handle of the president, Muhammadu Buhari, following the uprise of coronavirus in other nations of the world, he has urged all Nigerians to comply to the rules and protocols recommended by health personnels to help control the spread of the virus, stating that the economy of the country is too fragile for another Covid-19 lockdown.
“Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“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,” @MBuhari tweeted.
Buhari had in March imposed a total lockdown on parts of the country including Lagos, Abuja and Ogun. The lockdown lasted for over five weeks and had a tremendous effect on the country’s economical activities.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had at its many briefings frowned on the disregard for COVID-19 protocol by Nigerians while warning against a second wave of the virus in the country.
The task force had also urged citizens to obey social distancing, use of face masks, and regular washing of hands, amongst others.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country has recorded over 62,000 infections including over 1,100 fatalities.