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‘Lockdown 2.0’ — Buhari’s Aide Hints At Another Restriction Of Movement Amid Second Wave Of COVID-19

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.

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.

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