Concern mounts over renewed COVID-19 spike in Nigeria


Concern mounts over renewed COVID-19 spike in Nigeria


By John Eche


Concern is mounting across Nigeria over the renewed spike in the incidence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, The Difference checks have revealed.


According to data from the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC there has emerged a fresh upsurge in suspected cases after a season of dwindled cases.


States that have reported fresh cases include Lagos and Ogun and the students hostels of the University of Lagos would be closed on Thursday.


Compounding this situation are reports that the nation has presently run out of vaccines to address the challenge.


This then leaves citizens with only a recourse to hand washing, the use of face masks and maintaining social distancing. There is also no indication as to whether the Federal Government would soon embark on the emergency importation of vaccines. There is also no word yet as to whether another nationwide lockdown is being contemplated.



Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo



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