The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Thursday said it will only consider a lockdown if the rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country becomes more threatening.
Naija News reports that this was made known during the weekly ministerial briefing organized at the State House in Abuja.
Speaking at the briefing, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the number of cases were not yet threatening enough for a lockdown to be considered.
According to the minister, the new Delta variant of the virus does not pose the sort of threat that might warrant a lockdown of any form
He added that administrators would rather employ precision lockdowns on specific areas of the country under threat.
Ehanire also revealed apart from the vaccines sourced free of charge, Nigeria has paid for about 30 million doses of Johnson&Johnson doses.
According to him, since the prices of the one-shot vaccine have dropped, the country hopes to purchase about 40 million doses of the vaccines in all.
Ehanire said the 176,000 doses of the Johnson&Johnson doses have already been received while the rest will come in batches.
He assured that the majority of vaccines used in the country will be bought by government rather than depending on those gifted to it by other countries.