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COVID-19: FG Most Likely to Impose Another Lockdown as Cases Surpass 100,000

The Federal government has disclosed that it may impose another lockdown in the country due to the increased number of confirmed coronavirus cases, which is now more than a 100,000.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced on Sunday, 1,024 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of infections in the country since the outbreak to 100,087.

The Centre also reported a total number of 18,699 active cases with 1,358 deaths and 1.5 per cent case fatality in the country.

During a media briefing last week, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, had hinted that the Federal Government would be left with no other option than to impose a fresh lockdown in the country, if the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases continues.

Aliyu said, “If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.”