President Buhari Says Economy is Too Fragile For a Second Lockdown

President Buhari Says Economy is Too Fragile For a Second Lockdown
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. Photo courtesy of twitter

Abuja, Nigeria – Amid a resurgence of covid-19 cases in Africa, President Buhari has called for the precautionary measure to be taken to avert the second wave of covid-19.

Taking to his official Twitter account on Thursday, President Buhari said, “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of Covid-19 in Nigeria,” he tweeted. “We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown,” he added.

His sentiments came after the World Health Organization revealed on Wednesday that Africa has over 1.7 million confirmed cases of covid-19 – with more than 1.4 million recoveries and 41,000 deaths cumulatively.

 Kenya and South Africa are reporting a surge in covid-19 cases. For instance, On Friday, Kenya said 1,185 people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 9,851 tested in the last 24 hours. This has raised the total number of positive cases to 53,797 in the country. Kenya’s Our cumulative tests stand at 687,452.

In other news, President Buhari has continued to rally for support for Ngozi Ikonjo for the position of Director General at World Trade Organization.

President Buhari tweeted, “Today I held a video conference with the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel. I thanked the Council for its support for @NOIweala. He added, Nigeria’s candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. We will not relent until the goal is achieved.”

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