Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has warned Nigerians of an impending COVID-19 second wave of infections in the country.
Ehanire spoke about this during the virtual Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Guild of Medical Directors in Lagos State with the theme ‘Post-COVID-19 Era: Economics and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria.’
The second wave which have already stated in developed countries like the United Kingdom and United States, as well as some Asian countries including South Korea should be a cause for concern.
Ehanire emphasized the need to adhere to the coronavirus protocols. He called on the private sector and state governments to instruct known measures such as hand-washing, use of face masks, and social distancing.
President Muhammadu Buhari, via Twitter, cautioned Nigerians to do all they can to help avoid a second wave of the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria. The post read: “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of Covid-19 in Nigeria. 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”.
The virus continues to spread and has infected 62,224 Nigerians, with a reported 1,135 deaths and 57,916 recoveries.
The coronavirus continues to affect the global economy, with Nigeria being at its lowest and already facing months, possibly, years of depression.