President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has warned Nigerians of another wave of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The National Coordinator Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, on Tuesday noted that the second wave of COVID-19 in the country may destroy the country’s economy and lead to more deaths.
Aliyu while speaking during the daily briefing of the PTF on COVID-19 called on businesses to adhere strictly to the guideline of Coronavirus.
According to Aliyu: “We eventually have to reopen, but we can only do so if we reopen safely. It is quite clear, as we can see from the other parts of the world, that certain countries are now going back into lockdown because of the pandemic coming back, otherwise called recrudescence or what we call a second wave.”
“We really cannot afford to have this happening in this country. It will destroy our economy and it will lead to a lot of deaths. Therefore, we have to reopen safely. We cannot risk another shutdown nor can we risk more lives being lost.”
Nigeria currently has 44,433 confirmed COVID-19 cases.