LAGOS CONTINUES TO RECORD HIGHEST DAILY COVID-19 CASES AMIDST FEAR OF FRESH LOCKDOWN
Lagos State has been topping the daily infection chart released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) making it susceptible to a fresh lockdown.
The country's commercial hub is unarguably the epicenter of COVID-19 infection as it recorded additional 536 cases on Thursday surpassing the Federal Capital Territory with 407.
Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 on Friday revealed that fresh lockdown will be imposed on Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja and Plateau States anytime soon as a result of rising infections in the States.
He said the rate at which the infection is rising in the listed States is alarming and needs to be curtailed. He, however, made it clear that the lockdown will not be total so as not to completely shut down economic activities.
Data made available by the NCDC shows clearly that Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have increased to 127,560 after 1400 more infections were confirmed on Thursday, 28th January 2021. The West Africa country has so far recorded 101,511 recoveries and 1,550 deaths from COVID-19.
Of the 1400 new infections, 536 were discovered in Lagos State, 129 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 87 in Anambra State.
Assessment and Advisory
Eons Intelligence projected that Nigeria will record over 200,000 cases of COVID-19 in 2021 following the rate of increment and lackadaisical behaviours of the citizens.
To curb the spread of COVID-19, people need to be sensitive on how the infection is transmitted, especially in rural areas where they believe the infection does not exist. Campaign should be launched to educate citizens on why they need to comply with all safety measures for their well being and loved ones.