FG Extends Lockdown As Covid-19 Cases Rise To 305.Federal Government has on Saturday announced the extension of lockdown following the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. The President, Buhari made this known in a statement on Saturday.
Buhari had on 20th-March-2020 ordered a complete cessation of movement in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory for an initial period of 14 days in a bid to test the unfold of the disease in the country.
He thanked Nigerians for their persistence, resolve and robust dedication to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
The FG Extends Lockdown As Covid-19 Cases Rise To 305 announcement reads below:
“however we need to ask you, yet again to have a look at restrictions on motion where they are in region, and observe the commands of our scientists and clinical advisers: Stay home, wash your hands, keep lives.
“The freedoms we ask you to willingly forsake these days will best last up to our scientific advisers declare they’re essential. But they are essential – international over – to m 0halt and defeat the unfold of this virus.
“For individuals who suffer maximum egregiously, the authorities has introduced multiple measures to help: 70,000 tonnes of grain is being released from the country wide Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution to the ones in most need; distribution of small coins bills are also being made, and will continue to be made by using the federal authorities within the states and local government regions.”
The President entreated contributors of the general public to comply with public bulletins thru the mass media for instructions as to the way to get hold of government help, and learn of greater public help within the coming days.
The statement brought:
“All that the government is asking you to endure is due to the fact nowhere inside the global today is there any known manner of defeating this pandemic.
There may be no vaccine. And that means there are alternatives to be made among persevering with as common, or accepting the regulations even if they arrive with unintended consequences.
“however at this darkest hour, it remains our responsibility to offer you the overall and unvarnished truth that is a global pandemic. 210 countries and territories throughout the globe are affected. We can not assume others to come back to our assistance. No one is coming to defeat this virus for us.
“alternatively, the defeat of the virus in our country can be in our hands, by myself. We cannot wait for others. We will most effective rely upon ourselves now. And so we must and we will end this outbreak ourselves as Nigerians, together.”