- Nigeria may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said
- The NCDC director-general, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated that this is possible despite the drop in recorded COVID-19 cases
- Ihekweazu urged Nigerians to follow the necessary safety protocols in order to avoid a second wave
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that Nigeria may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general gave the warning on Monday, November 9, at a media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), The Nation reports.
The DG said in order for Nigeria to avoid the second wave of the virus, Nigerians must abide by the protocols and guidelines developed.
Despite the drop in the number of recorded cases, Ihekweazu warned that the virus was still around and more dangerous.
Recall that the NCDC warned that the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines could spike the second wave in Adamawa and other states in the country.
Fahad Mohammed, the technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan gave the warning in Adamawa state.
Mohammed disclosed that the health agency was concerned about the low testing for COVID-19 in Adamawa and other states.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC on Sunday, November 8, noted that the country recorded 300 new cases of coronavirus.
The figures were spread across five states and the country’s capital. Out of them all, Lagos led with 255 cases while Abuja came second with 27.
Oyo, Kaduna, Ondo, and Kano have ten, five, two and one respectively putting the overall detected cases at 64,090.
PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news updates
The NCDC tweet gathered hundreds of quoted replies as many Nigerians reacted to the new high numbers which is a far cry from Saturday's 59 cases.
Coronavirus: 20% of people who came here tested positive - MoH | Legit TV