Another Lockdown as Nigeria Tries to Stem Covid-19 Second Wave

The government has advised all 36 States to immediately close all bars, nightclubs, and restaurants over the next five weeks, following a spike in Covid-19 cases, that has . capitulated the country into the second wave of the pandemic. The number of guests at weddings and conferences, among others, have also been limited to 50 people. The government also ordered the closure of all schools until January 18, 2021. Information Minister Lai Mohammed has said that while the government knows the negative economic impact of another lockdown, it would not rule out restrictions on movement to and from certain parts of the world. The minister also urged Nigerians to refrain from local or international travel, except if absolutely necessary.


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