The Nationwide Coordinator Presidential Job Power 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 might destroy the nation’s economic system and result in extra deaths.
Talking throughout the every day media briefing of COVID-19 in Abuja, Aliyu urged companies to stick strictly to the rule of COVID-19.
In keeping with 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 nations at the moment are 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 not afford to have this occurring on this nation. It’s going to destroy our economic system and it’ll result in quite a lot of deaths. Due to this fact, we now have to reopen safely. We can not danger one other shutdown nor can we danger extra lives being misplaced.”
Nigeria at the moment has 44,433 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances.
This adopted the affirmation of 304 new COVID-19 circumstances 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.