Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has revealed that due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, the lockdown imposed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in Nigeria may be in place for a while.
Speaking on Friday, during a media briefing, Ihekweazu called on Nigerians to exercise patience as the government was working hard on eradicating the deadly COVID-19 virus.
“We will eventually exit this stage and restart our normal life but that stage is still a while to come and I ask for your endurance, support and patience. Lots of efforts are going on across the world to find new therapy, to find vaccines,” he said.
He also explained that the society needs to be safe and healthy before the economy can be reopened. He also stated that the sacrifices of Nigerians were recognized, adding that perseverance was needed in order to reach a point where the Lockdown can be relaxed a bit.