The Nationwide Coordinator Presidential Activity Drive on the COVID-19, Sani Aliyu has warned of one other wave of the virus in Nigeria.
Aliyu warned that permitting the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria may destroy the nation’s financial system and result in extra deaths.
Talking throughout the each day media briefing of COVID-19 in Abuja, Aliyu urged companies to stick strictly to the rule of thumb of COVID-19.
In response to Aliyu: “We finally need to reopen, however we are able to solely accomplish that if we reopen safely. It’s fairly clear, as we are able to see from the opposite components of the world, that sure international locations are actually going again into lockdown due to the pandemic coming again, in any other case referred to as recrudescence or what we name a second wave.
“We actually can’t afford to have this taking place on this nation. It’ll destroy our financial system and it’ll result in quite a lot of deaths. Subsequently, now we have to reopen safely. We can’t threat one other shutdown nor can we threat extra lives being misplaced.”
Nigeria at the moment has 44,433 confirmed COVID-19 instances.
This adopted the affirmation of 304 new COVID-19 instances by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, NCDC, as at Tuesday night time.
NCDC had additionally disclosed that about 910 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.