Decision to Lift Lockdown Order Lies with the President- Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said that the decision to lift the current lockdown in the country lies with president Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had initially announced a 2 weeks lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja on March 30, before extending it by another 2 weeks on the 14th of April.

The minister said, “The President in his wisdom will decide if the lockdown will be lifted.”

Dr. Osagie said that the decision to extend COVID-19 lockdown was tailored according to the needs of every country.

“We do think that the restriction of movement limits significantly the spread of the virus. The models we have seen show that we have not got to the peak yet,” he said.

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