COVID-19: WHO warns Nigeria's on Lock down Lift | Felix Omoko Blog

The World Health Organisation and Nigeria Center for Disease Control has given strict warning to Nigeria government on easing the lock down restrictions on social distancing.

“WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone. At the same time, lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence. The way down can be as dangerous as the way up, if not managed properly,” said Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media briefing.

The global health body was “working with affected countries on strategies for gradually and safely easing restrictions.

”In support of the NMA President's decision Dr. Francis Adedayo Faduyile, “We place on record that there is now the evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. 

Also, the Director General of the Nigerian Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said: “The decision to extend the restriction of movements in Nigeria will be made by Mr. President. 

We do know that in the absence of vaccines and therapeutics, countries across the world have to depend on non-pharmaceutical interventions such as closure of mass gatherings, promoting hand washing, social distancing and others.

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria has reached 323, 85 discharged and 10 death recorded as at April 12th, 2020.

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