There is no doubt that everyone is feeling really happy that schools are about to resume. But don’t be surprised if a second lockdown is suddenly implemented. The latest reports coming from NCDC just shows that there has been a massive increase in the number of affected covid-19 cases in the country.
So far, the highest number that has been recorded by NCDC is 1,204, on the 4th of January. On the 1st of January, the nation recorded 1074 cases, followed by 576 cases the next day and 917 cases the other day. Now the total number of confirmed cases in the country is 91,351, with 1318 deaths this morning.
2021 Lockdown looming?
As a result of this sudden increase, the presidential task force have said that the increase was because Nigerians are not willing to follow the guidelines that were given by the government. In their daily briefing, the PTF has opened up to nigerians that the nation has entered a second wave of the virus.
Now, the big question on everyone’s mouth is that, “will Nigeria go into another lockdown?”. However, the fact remains that even with over 90, 000 confirmed cases and over 1000 deaths, the country can’t afford to go into another lockdown. We all saw how the economy was greatly affected the last time a lockdown was implemented. But still, the presidential task force still hold the power to consult with the president to announce another lockdown. Signs are showing that even if PTF doesn’t pronounce a total lockdown, they can issue various restrictions, like the closure of schools.
Do you think a second lockdown should be implemented? And do you think schools should be closed down? Leave a comment so I can know what you think. Thanks.