COVID-19 Third Wave: FG, Governors Reveals Position On Another Lockdown

COVID-19 Third Wave: FG, Governors Reveals Position On Another Lockdown
  • Sanwo-Olu added that the VP assured that NEC would convene an emergency meeting on the COVID-19 resurgence, whenever the need arose.

The Federal Government and state governors have disclosed their position on a fresh lockdown due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made it known to State House correspondents after a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had warned of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

COVID-19 Third Wave: FG, Governors Reveals Position On Another Lockdown

According to Sanwo-Olu, there is no indication of an imminent lockdown as Nigeria prepares for the COVID-19 third wave.

Sanwo-Olu said there will be a review on a weekly basis to assess what the trends are.

Sanwo-Olu added that the VP assured that NEC would convene an emergency meeting on the COVID-19 resurgence, whenever the need arose.

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“The chairman of the council (Osinbajo) mentioned to us that if there is a need for an emergency meeting, he will call one,” he said.

The governor said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) are working with states like Lagos to monitor daily happenings.

“We are preparing ourselves to ensure that as much as possible, we can very quickly flatten the curve’’, Sanwo-Olu added.

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