Why FG May Extend Lockdown Again. Why Federal Government may extend lockdown again after the second extension. As cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria increased FG may still extend the lockdown.
According to reports emerge earlier 86 New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Nigeria which sum up the total number to 627 cases confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC on Sunday night 19th-April-2020.
Today make it 3 weeks since the Federal Government imposed lockdown on Covid-19 affected states and since the lockdown was extended today as well makes it a week as the President, Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on COVID-19 lockdown extension on Monday, 13th-April-2020.
As at 6th-April-2020 when the first lockdown was imposed by the Federal Government the coronavirus cases rise to 305, the case kept on increasing even in the lockdown.
Which was the reason why it was extended, today making it 3 weeks of movement restriction to aid the fight to stop the spread of the virus in Nigeria but the cases has now increased to 627.
As break down in states by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos- 376, FCT- 88, Kano- 36O, sun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- 9, Katsina- 12, Bauchi- 7, Kaduna- 6, Akwa Ibom- 9, Delta- 4, Ekiti- 3, Ondo- 3, Enugu- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1, Borno- 1, Jigawa- 2.
No doubt coronavirus is one of the biggest threat the whole world has ever faced, unlike when the case of Hiv and aids first outbreak and that of malaria fever, and other different types of diseases to mention but few, no to compare with this Covid-19.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in China, no vaccine has been made to tackle this disease as it keeps on spreading fast like wide fire, over thousands of cases reported and thousands dead all around the world.
This has caused thousands of people jobless and billions are very hungry staying at home no job to go nor handwork to face for the main time, this hard time really affect everyone and even prices of food stuff and other items increased as well..
Is it that the lockdown, stay home and stay safe aren’t helping matters at all? Most, Schools, Churches, companies, businesses, etc are closed to help fight this notorious disease but the cases keep rising and doubling day by day.
If the case keeps increasing then Federal Government will still extend the lockdown for extra 2 weeks or more, incase if you are asking why 2weeks? Remember 14days makes 2weeks and according to scientists fighting the virus, it takes 14days for the virus to reacting which it was advised to self-isolate for 14days.
Which why the Federal Government will extend the lockdown for only 14days to help self-isolate the national as to help discover the covid-19 case before it spread out.
Every day new cases are report, while in lockdown new cases are being confirmed and this alone is enough reason for the lockdown which is to help fight the Coronavirus will continue till further notice but the Federal Government will keep extending it by 2 weeks.
We have one week to go, if more cases are discovered definitely the Federal Government will have no choice than to extend the lockdown for extra 2 more weeks.
To help fight the spread of COVID-19 pandemic please stay home and stay safe and please follow the preventive measures put in place by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC and pray for the world.
These are the Must Do measures to protect yourself and your family;
Wash hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available
Social distancing helps to reducing the spread of the coronavirus through:
● Use of no-touch greetings (no handshakes, hugs or peg)
● keeping at least 2 metres (5 feet) distance away from others or respectively anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
● Stay at home if you feel unhealthy with any of the symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Immediately call NCDC’s 24/7 toll-free number 0800 970 000 0010. Do not self-medicate
● Avoid or postpone any events with large gatherings of people including schools, workplaces, places of worship, crowded supermarkets and pharmacies, social and sporting events.
Persons with a persistent cough or sneezing, should stay at home until they recover
Make sure you and people around you observe hand and respiratory hygiene by:
● Covering your nose with tissue when sneezing or coughing. Immediately dispose of tissue in a covered bin and wash your hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available
● Coughing or sneezing into the sleeve of your bent elbow if no tissue is available.
Avoid all non-essential travel to all countries
The Federal Ministry of Health reiterates its commitment to ensure the control of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.