Coronavirus: Lock down may go beyond two weeks – Lai Mohammed


Nigeria’s Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has disclosed that the two weeks lock down in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja may go beyond the two weeks.

This is as the Coronavirus pandemic continue to disrupt activities around the globe.

Nigeria as at on Friday have a total of 210 cases of Coronavirus, 4 deaths and 25 recoveries.

Lai Mohammed while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)0, he said that; “If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended. But if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so.”

“If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease.

Therefore, my appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directive on social distancing, personal hygiene and shun gatherings. After two weeks, we will resume our normal life.

“But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks.”

President Muhammadu Buhari on had on Sunday ordered the total lock down, to check the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.