According to the federal government, Nigeria is likely to face another lockdown as the number of Covid-19 infection cases surpasses 100,000 marks.
On January 10, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,024 new cases on Sunday.
The new cases brought the total number in the country to 100,087 confirmed cases.
The total number of deaths was 1,358, and the case fatality rate was 1.5 per cent in the country, NCDC reports.
After the whole thing, the public health agency also added that Nigeria’s active cases were 18,699.
According to the previous reports, the Federal government said it would be left with no other option than to impose a fresh lockdown in Nigeria. That’s if the coronavirus cases in the country keep rising.
On Friday, the issue was stated by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, during a media briefing in Abuja.
Aliyu said, “If probably the numbers of the coronavirus cases continue to go up and start having significant deaths, then we have no option than lockdown.
But if we don’t want to lock down, now is the right time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.