FG set to decide on lockdown as NCDC records over 100,000 COVID-19 cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the country is at a greater risk after it records over 100,000 COVID-19 cases.

It revealed that there were now 1,358 total deaths and the case fatality rate in the country was 1.5 percent.

NCDC said that Nigeria’s active cases were 18,699.

The FG, a week ago acknowledged that it will be left with no choice but to enforce a fresh lockdown in the country if the number of COVID-19 infections continues to increase.

This was confirmed on Friday during a media briefing in Abuja by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu.

Aliyu said that rising coronavirus infections are of concern and could need a new lockdown.

“If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.”

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