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COVID-19: We Might Go Back To Total Lockdown – NCDC Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu NCDC disclosed that the government might be forced to lockdown the country again to battle the spread of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) due to what happened  in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State on Monday, May 4.

The federal government had placed Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on lockdown since March 30, 2020 to curtail the spread of COVID-19 which has affected over 3.5 million people around the world.

The lockdown wase eased on Monday, May 4, many people, particularly in Lagos and Abuja, violated the safety measures put in place by the government.


  1. While addressing the nation during the daily updates of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, Ihekweazu  disclosed that reports coming all over the nation ‘are not very satisfying’.


The NCDC DG encourage people and corporate associations to assume liability with the goal that the introduction and transmission of the infection can be appropriately overseen


He said the PTF will trust that Nigerians will figure out how to standardize going about every day lives while likewise holding fast to the preventive measures prompted by the government.

NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu warned that an explosion in infection figures will mean that the lockdown may be reintroduced to control the spread of the coronvairus disease

He said:-

“We knew today would be a problem because for the first time people were let out of their homes

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