On May 4th, 2020, the three weeks lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria was lifted. This made me very worried. Before the lockdown was eased, they were over 1700 confirmed cases in the country and 51 recorded death as a result of the virus, which seemed troubling at the time.
As of Yesterday, May 7th, 2020, the Nigeria centre for disease control (NCDC) confirmed that they are currently over 3500 confirmed cases, and over 100 people have lost their lives to this virus. Which makes me question why the lockdown was lifted in the first place? Now, don’t get me wrong, I do understand many Nigerians have to hustle to survive. In fact, According to the National Bureau for statistics in Nigeria, over 40.1 percent of the countries population lives in poverty. Why will a country like mine, rich in oil, natural gas, coal, petroleum, limestone, iron ore, tin, Gold and many more record this rate of poverty? It is honestly embarrassing.
Anyways, at this point, my biggest concern is what could be the fate of my country in the next few days because the numbers are drastically increasing. As a lot of us already know, there are over 3 million confirmed cases around the world, and over two hundred thousand people have died from the virus globally. I fear that Nigeria might experience a significant wave of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. I hope the government knows what they are doing, and i also hope they have measured out the risk of easing the lockdown because the way the country is going, things might get worse.
This is all I can say for now. For more information, visit my Youtube channel. As always, feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section.