Nigerian Economy on Edge As Govt Warns of New Covid-19 Wave

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has said that Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Rising infections could be blamed on people failing to uphold preventive measures like mask-wearing, hand-washing, and physical distancing, Ehanire said. The country recorded 1,843 cases last week compared to 1,235 cases, two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the World Bank says the pandemic has caused the worst recession in Nigeria in the last four decades. In its report titled, Rising to the Challenge: Nigeria's Covid Response, the organization said that to avoid the reversal of decades of economic growth, Nigeria needs to sustain the progress of its current reforms and implement the right mix of policy measures. The country is in recession for the second time since 2016.

 

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