COVID 19- Lockdown extension; Nigerians await Buhari's Decision


   There was uncertainty on Sunday night over whether the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus will continue, it was learnt.

  President Muhammadu Buhari on April 13 renewed the two-week stay-at-home order on Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), saying the extension was the right thing to do to contain the pandemic. As at the time the President imposed the first lockdown on March 30, there were 131 cases in the country which moved to 343 on April 13.

  As at Saturday night, there were 1,182 cases, 925 of which were active with 35 deaths recorded. Kano State which had no case as at March 30 and April 13 is fast becoming the epicentre of the virus spread with 77 cases as at Saturday. It was running fast behind Lagos State and the FCT in positive cases.

   Besides, there have been many inexplicable deaths in the state which some people believe might not be unconnected with the virus. President Buhari is expected to address the nation today on the way forward in the battle against the virus.