COVID-19 Third Wave: No Plan To Order Fresh Lockdown, Says NEC

COVID-19 Third Wave: No Plan To Order Fresh Lockdown, Says NEC
Yemi Osinbajo

The National Economic Council (NEC) has allayed fears of another lockdown as the nation braces up for the third wave of COVID-19, saying there is “no indication of an imminent lockdown.”

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, stated this in a briefing to State House correspondents after the virtual NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sanwo-Olu stated that the vice president assured that NEC would convene an emergency meeting on the COVID-19 third wave, whenever the need arose.

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“We will be reviewing on a weekly basis, like every two to three days, what the trends are; the chairman of the council has also mentioned to us that if there is a need for an emergency meeting, he will call one.

“But, assurances were given by the NCDC and the Presidential Task Force, working with relevant states like Lagos, to be tracking and monitoring what is happening almost on daily basis.

“So, we do not think that we are there; we do not have any indication that we will get there; so we are preparing ourselves to ensure that as much as possible, we can very quickly flatten the curve,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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