The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi has hinted that Nigeria may be forced into another lockdown if cases of COVID-19 infections continue to increase.
The presidential media aide noted that the federal government might have to impose another lockdown by the first quarter of 2021 if things don’t improve.
He made the submission in a tweet on Monday, 14th December amidst increasing cases of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country in recent days.
The last update given by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday evening puts the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Nigeria at 73,175 with 66,090 discharged and 1,197 Nigerians officially reported to have died from the virus.
Reacting to the recent surge in cases and the possibility that Nigeria has entered the second wave of the virus, Ogunlesi wrote: “From a Covid POV, looks like H1 2021 will be a lot like 2020 – restrictions, lockdowns, desperate attempts at curve-flattening.”
“That’s probably the second most daring roguish feat 2020 has pulled off – this act of deluding us all into regarding it as an aberration.”
“Maybe we should fight back by postponing 2021 until further notice. Until 2020 fully and irreversibly convinces us it’s run out of impish energy.”
From a Covid POV, looks like H1 2021 will be a lot like 2020 – restrictions, lockdowns, desperate attempts at curve-flattening.
That’s probably the second most daring roguish feat 2020 has pulled off – this act of deluding us all into regarding it as an aberration.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) December 14, 2020
On Sunday, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha went into self-isolation after some of his family members tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the SGF in a personal statement on Sunday night, his family members tested positive on Saturday, are currently asymptomatic, and have started treatment in a government facility.
Mustapha who also doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic asked Nigerians to uphold him in prayers, stay safe, and also prevent themselves against the virus.
Source: Naija News