FG is not considering another phase of Lockdown

FG is not considering another phase of Lockdown

FG is not considering another phase of Lockdown

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was not considering a lockdown despite rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country.

Speaking at the weekly ministerial briefing organized at the State House in Abuja, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the number of cases were not threatening enough, yet, for a lockdown to be considered.

On Wednesday,Nigeria recorded 790 cases of new COVID-19 infections, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control the figure was the highest in about six months.

Report has it that it due to the Delta variant, which is believed to be more contagious and deadlier that have caused recent growth in number of Covid 19 cases

With less than two percent population been vaccinated,the second phase of the national vaccination programme is expected to kick-off next Monday.

Minister Ehanire said on Thursday Nigeria is not only relying on donated vaccines from other entities.

In the light of this there is no lockdown In sight.

*Yusuf Boluwatife*

editor

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