The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has given an update on when the Lockdown will be called off. Director-General of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has revealed that due to the increasing number of cases, the lockdown may be in place for a while.
Speaking on Friday, during a media briefing, Ihekweazu called on Nigerians to exercise patients as the government was working hard on eradicating the deadly COVID-19 virus. As at the time of filing this report, Nigeria has over 1,000 confirmed cases.
“We will eventually exit this stage and restart our normal life but that stage is still a while to come and I ask for your endurance, support and patience. Lots of efforts are going on across the world to find new therapy, to find vaccines,” he said.
He also explained that the society needs to be safe and healthy before the economy can be reopened. He also stated that the sacrifices of Nigerians were recognized, adding that perseverance was needed in order to reach a point where the Lockdown can be relaxed a bit.