The cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has continued to rise since early December of 2020.
According to NCDC, the highest number recorded so far in the country as of 4th of January 2021 are about 1,204 cases.
On 1st of January 2021, the country recorded 1074 cases, the following day it was 575 cases and on the 3rd of January, 918 cases were recorded.
Now the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has surpassed 91,000 while total death is 1,318.
The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 has blamed Nigerians for not obeying the guidelines put in place to curb the spread of the infections.
The PTF also explained that the country has now entered the second wave and people must try as much as possible to follow the government’s measure to prevent the virus from spreading fast.
Will Nigeria go on Second Lockdown?
This is the major question every Nigerian ask as the cases of coronavirus keep rising even though their question is yet to get an answer.
On March 30, 2020, Nigeria entered Nationwide lockdown after Federal Government ordered every state including airports, land borders to be shut down in a bid to reduce the spread of the infection.
During that time, the cases of Coronavirus was still around 1,000 but as of January 4, 2021, the cases has passed 90,000.
But despite the rising figure, it is not still clear if the country is ready for the second lockdown because of the present state of the economy which may cause havoc.
There is a strong possibility that the Federal Government may impose restrictions on some activities in the country.
How To Stop The Second Lockdown From Happening
The National Coordinator for President Task Force (PTF), Dr Sani Aliyu has said that the only way to stop or prevent the second lockdown in the country is for people to ensure they follow the Covid-19 protocol and do whatever the government urge them by wearing facemasks, washing their hands, maintaining social distance and making sure they avoid any gathering place.
The PTF also revealed that many Nigerians have been paying deaf ears to this guidelines and from what we learnt, if the cases of Coronavirus keep rising as we are experiencing now, they may likely to take serious action to stop the pandemic virus.