There seems to be a nationwide panic and fear of a possible total lockdown again, over the recent drastic increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, since the easing and further easing of the lockdown by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
While other countries are recording major decrease in Covid-19 active cases as the open back their economies, that does not seem to be the case of Nigeria, as the numbers continue to soar as the lockdown has eased, leading to speculations that the Federal Government may have to lock the citizens back at home, to figure out a better plan on how to contain the deadly virus, which is slowly killing Nigerians.
On Tuesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced 663 new positive cases of the coronavirus in the country.
The figure is the highest daily increase since the country started reporting coronavirus cases in February, and brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 13,464.
According to the NCDC, Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country, with 170 cases, while Ogun and Bauchi States had 108 and 69 cases, respectively.
A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ebonyi State had 49 infections, Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (29), Jigawa (26), and Delta (20).
Others are: Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4).
Niger and Katsina States had 2 cases each, while Osun, Ekiti, Kwara, and Nasarawa States, recorded 1 case each.
Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria so far, 4,206 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged, while 365 persons have died unfortunately.