Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has hinted at the possibility of another lockdown in the country.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, some state governments have banned large gatherings and also ordered the shut down of event centers and clubs.
These were measures taken before the federal government ordered a nationwide lockdown in March.
In a tweet on Monday, Ahmad hinted at the possibility of another restriction of movement.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 21, 2020
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country are 78,434 — while 68, 303 have been discharged.
On December 17, a total of 1,145 cases were recorded in a single day — the highest daily toll ever.
Lagos remains the worst hit with over 26,700 cases. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, has contracted the virus and he is currently being treated.
Globally, over 77 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded out of which more than 1.7 million infected patients have died.