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Buhari Will Determine When To Lift COVID-19 Lockdown, Says Health Minister

The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, says President Muhammadu Buhari will decide when to elevate the lockdown order.


The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, says President Muhammadu Buhari will decide when to elevate the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Ehanire disclosed this on Sunday throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics concerning efforts made by the Federal Authorities to deal with COVID-19 pandemic within the nation.

“The President will make that announcement in his own time. We will give him the facts, he will consider the facts and make his own announcements using his own wisdom,” the Minister mentioned.

To be able to curtail the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation, President Buhari had on Could 29 declared a complete lockdown.

Whereas directing the cessation of all actions in Lagos and the FCT for an preliminary interval of 14 days, Buhari requested all residents within the affected areas to remain of their properties, including that journey to or from different states must be postponed.

Two weeks after the expiration, the President prolonged the lockdown on April 13 for an additional two weeks.

However when requested whether it is professionally smart to loosen up the lockdown or to increase it, the Minister didn’t affirm or oppose the query.

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He believes that each nation has the fitting to stability the medical and health-related advantages from the economic-related advantages.

In keeping with him, the choice of whether or not or to not lengthen the lockdown must be tailor-made in keeping with the wants of Nigerians.

“What occurs is that each nation, you stability the medical and the health-related advantages from the economic-related advantages as a result of you will have an financial system you don’t need to kill and also you even have the well being facet that you just don’t need to destroy.

“It’s a really delicate stability which you could do. All nations do this; it’s not solely in our nation. Even in the USA, they’ve that debate on a regular basis. Will we open the financial system now or can we not open it now?” he mentioned.

Talking on the mysterious deaths in Kano, the Minister defined that a delegation will probably be despatched to the state to totally examine the circumstances surrounding the lack of lives there.

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