Nigerians reacts after FG announces the date for another COVID-19 lockdown

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After the new announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria that there will be another COVID-19 lockdown from 12 PM of Monday, mixed reactions have kept on trailing in the country.

Recall that the Federal Government had on Monday reported another period of the nationwide COVID-19 curfew to further reduce the spread of the infection.

Mukhtar Mohammed, the National Incident Manager, spread the word about this during the presidential briefing on Monday in FCT, Abuja.

He said the Covid-19 curfew would take effect from the 12 PM of Monday, 12 am to 4 am.

He declared that it will be effective from Tuesday, the implementation of Curfew on exercise centers, clubs, and different spots would begin until further noticce.

Notwithstanding, on Tuesday 12th of May, 2021, the Federal Government reported an extension of the work from home order till 11th of June, 2021.

But in Osogbo, DAILY POST noticed various responses from resident who were in support or against the renewed introduction of another round of curfew.

Adekunle Adebayo, a indurstrial cleaner said that he was not against another round of curfew inasmuch as it doesn’t affect business hours.

He pointed out that throughout 2020, his business suffers a few misfortunes due to the lockdown.

He was idealistic that a curfew that begins in the late hours of the evening and is lifted before day break would not be really good.

Grace Olaomito told DAILY POST that before the 2020 lockdown, she was working and also got engaged in side business, but after the lockdown was lifted, she could only concentrate on her work as the capital for her business was what she used to sustain herself during the long weeks of staying indoors.

She also disclosed that her work involved her to work late into the night and another round of curfew was going to impact her finances negatively.

Seyi Michael stated that at the end of the lockdown, he was without a job, and it took him sometimes to get something tangible to do to take care of his family.

While explaining that he was not against the imposition of another curfew, he expressed worry that if it is extended to a lockdown, it could mean going back to the beginning again for him.

Daily Post reviews that most organizations, particularly dance club, lodgings, café were influenced by the COVID-19 lockdown and time limit of 2020 and even as the lockdown was lifted, most organizations in the capital city fell victim to hoodlums in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests that followed.

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