Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s Director-general, Mr. Ihekweazu Chikwe, stated in his speech that the government might give another lockdown if Nigerians won’t cooperate and compose themselves.
The Presidential Task Force leader in a briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, said that if there is an explosion of COVID-19 cases in the country, the lockdown will be re-issued again
His speech part reads, “It is not the guidelines per se; it is the thinking behind it. How do we want to manage the risk of explosion and transmission? Today, we might forgive a little bite because it is the first day,” he said.“We will have an infection because of what happened today, no doubt about that. But how can we learn from the mistakes of today into tomorrow, next tomorrow so by Friday hopefully, we have normalized some of these things.“Yes, we knew today would be a problem because, for the first time, people were let out of their homes, but now they are out.
We have seen the sunlight again, the challenge for us as a society is how do we now organize ourselves to mitigate these risks and limit transmission?“We might have a few other infections today and tomorrow, but what we don’t want is an explosion of new infections. If we do have that infection, there will be almost no choice left for the leadership of the country than to ask all of us to go back into our homes. So for the benefit of coming out to reopen parts of the economy, there is a price to pay, which is to reorganize ourselves to do this safely.”
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