The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced the need for Nigerians to make sure a second wave of Covid-19 is avoided in the country.
The President on his official Twitter handle, @MBuhari said, “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of Covid-19 in Nigeria.”
“We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.” He said.
In other news, Buhari has urged Muslims as they celebrate Eid-el-Maulud, to show love and understanding to one another. The President said, “As Muslims all over the world mark Eid-el-Maulud, I urge us all to use the occasion to rededicate ourselves to showing love and understanding to one another; and exhibiting patience, honesty, sincerity, kindness and generosity in all our undertakings.”
Recently, other nations of the world have witnessed a the second wave of Covid-19 with increasing number of confirmed cases.
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron announced that people in France will only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons from last Friday. He said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first”. In France, Covid daily deaths are at the highest level since April. On Wednesday, 36,437 new cases and 244 deaths were confirmed.
Germany, meanwhile, is imposing a less severe national lockdown. The measures coming into force on Monday, 26th October 2020, are not as far-reaching as in France, but they include the closure of restaurants, bars, gyms and theatres, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. German health officials said on Thursday that another 89 people had died in the past 24 hours, with a record 16,774 infections.
Infections are also rising sharply across Europe, including in the UK which on Wednesday announced 310 new deaths and 24,701 new cases.
In England, a new study shows almost 100,000 people are catching the virus every day, putting pressure on the government to change policy from a regional approach.
Nigerians are therefore advised to adhere strictly to every precautionary measure given by the Government, to avoid a second wave in the country.