- New COVID-19 restrictions have been announced by the Nigerian government amid the rising cases of infections
- Reacting on social media, many lamented that they are not mentally prepared to face another lockdown
- Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has said the state cannot afford being locked down for the second time
With the cases of COVID-19 rising again in Nigeria, the federal government has announced new restrictions.
Among others, the Nigerian government restricted the number of persons that will be allowed in religious and festive gatherings with effect from Tuesday, December 22.
The new development is generating diverse and mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media with "Lockdown 2.0" trending on Twitter on Tuesday, December 22.
Legit.ng collects some of the reactions to the restrictions which are coming as the nation approaches the festive season.
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A Twitter user, @IyanuGreat95, said:
"Nigeria's government of Buhari has activated lockdown 2.0 but still allowing travellers in from where new variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed, now there has been a suspected case of the new Covid variant in Osun State."
Afripablo, @Thesarose_, said:
"I detest to be the messenger of bad news but With this Lockdown 2.0, the year 2021 is about to take the shape of 2020. Worse part is there's a new strain of Covid and the @NGRPresident is tossing its citizens in deceit"
Vic_tor, @ebukarrh, said:
"God pls i really don't want this Lockdown 2.0. I really don't. This thing will ruin things for me. Baba God abeg intervene"
Air_miee, @inyangemediong2, said:
"Me thinking about my life rn... mentally, financially and emotionally, I’m not even ready for this Lockdown 2.0"
Sammy Sammy, @scad_official, also commented:
"I hate to be the harbinger of bad news but With this Lockdown 2.0, the year 2021 is about to take the shape of 2020. Worse part is there's a new strain of Coronavirus"
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, @Ebuka, said:
"Covid really said “New Year new me” with this mutating crap"
Lucky Elachi, @LuckyElachi, said:
"Physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and even spiritually, I am not ready for Lockdown 2.0 #Lockdown2"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu warned Lagos residents to comply with COVID-19 protocols, noting that the state, Nigeria's economic nerve centre, cannot afford another lockdown.
The Lagos state governor made this known in a statement on Friday, December 18.
Governor Sanwo-Olu's statement follows the spike in the cases of COVID-19 cases in Lagos and other states in Nigeria.
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