FG Warns Nigerians Against Second COVID-19 Lockdown
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday urged Nigerians to take steps to avoid a second nationwide lockdown.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, during a press briefing.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) charged Nigerians to comply with COVID-19 protocols released by the government.
Mustapha said, “Let me remind you that the pandemic is raging and all tiers of Government and citizens must keep their hands-on-deck.
“We are in a difficult situation in which a balance must continue to be struck between lives and livelihood.
“We are considering all options while hoping that broad cooperation will be received.
“We must do everything possible to avoid a second lockdown in Nigeria.”
Nigeria’s Centre for Control (NCDC) on Sunday evening, 17th January 2021, confirmed 1,444 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 110,387 which includes 89,317 discharged cases and 1,435 deaths.
Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Plateau State.