The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that the Federal Authorities shall be left with no different possibility however to impose one other lockdown if the rise in COVID-19 circumstances continues.
The Minister, in the course of the 2021 price range breakdown in Abuja on Tuesday, prayed that the scenario mustn’t get to that time when Nigerians could be compelled to remain of their house once more.
In keeping with her, “We hope we by no means should lockdown the economic system like we did earlier than as a result of the influence may be very excessive on the economic system however then if the well being problem turns into so giant, and the federal government has no possibility then that step is likely to be taken.”
The Minister famous that what the federal government is doing for the time being was to bolster the measures that should be taken to mitigate the influence from the virus.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that the Federal Authorities could also be compelled to declare one other lockdown after the variety of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances crossed the 100,000 mark within the nation.
The NCDC had final Sunday reported 1,024 new circumstances.
It introduced the entire variety of infections to 100,087.
NCDC additionally stated the entire variety of deaths was now 1,358 and the case fatality charge was 1.5 per cent within the nation.
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