Just after the Governors forum agreed to an extra 14-days lockdown period, the government has given an update as to when the lockdown will end.
Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 on Friday, Mr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has given an update as to when the lockdown will be stopped.
Ihekweazu said there is need to be patient with the lockdown in order to ensure a safe and healthy society when the economy would be reopened. He noted that the lockdown is only but a phase that we shall all pass.
He called on Nigerians to be patient as efforts are being made to ensure the eradication of the virus and to restore normalcy, the NCDC boss admitted that the lockdown was having negative effects on the economy.
He said, “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.”
Ihekweazu further stated that the NCDC are working hard to reach a point where some measures can be relaxed adding that an unprecedented level of caution is needed to continue to carry out these preventive measures.
He maintained that the sacrifices of Nigerians are recognized and to achieve the goal we have to encourage each other to continue to a position where some of the lockdown can be relaxed.
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