The Chairman of the Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, says the committee is not going to hesitate to recommendation President Muhammadu Buhari to lock down the nation once more if the necessity arises.
Talking on the PTF briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, Mustapha requested Nigerians to study from the expertise of the 1918 Spanish flu.
He mentioned the federal authorities determined to loosen up the preliminary lockdown to ease the hardship within the land.
“What occurred in 1918 was quite simple. In the course of the Spanish flu, it lasted for two years and in three waves, and through that time period, 500 million folks have been contaminated. Out of which they recorded fatalities of about 50 million individuals. However the harmful section of the flu was the second section,” he mentioned.
“As a result of folks have been so offended concerning the quarantine and restrictions when authorities of the totally different nationalities lifted up the restrictions, folks jumped onto the road and started to take pleasure in themselves with reckless abandon
“And by the point the second wave got here, tens of hundreds of thousands of the deaths have been recorded.
“I’ve mentioned it right here that lockdowns may not be standard now however what’s going to occur within the previous weeks will decide. Madagascar has imposed a lockdown regardless of its natural remedy. About 39 states within the US, due to the thanksgiving vacation and their nationwide day celebration, they’ve begun to see spikes within the determine.
“I imagine as the times and weeks forward will current, we is not going to speculate what’s going to occur sooner or later however we are going to do the whole lot inside our mandate to make sure the security and safety of the folks of Nigeria. If that can advocate a prescription of a lockdown, this activity power will mot draw back from its duties.
“We’ll take that call, make our suggestions to Mr president who will lastly determine. What’s going to occur within the subsequent two to 3 weeks will decide our advice.”