President Buhari will decide when to lift lockdown order – Health Minister
Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has stated that President Buhari would determine when to lift the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state.
The Minister made this known on Channels Television in Abuja, stating that the decision to extend COVID-19 lockdown was tailored according to the needs of every country.
“The President in his wisdom will decide if the lockdown will be lifted,” he said.
“We do think that the restriction of movement limits significantly the spread of the virus.
“The models we have seen show that we have not gotten to the peak yet,”
He said that the government had been studying the case in Kano State with their authorities, adding that the ministry would be sending high ranking fact finding missions to there.
“Kano does not have experience with COVID-19 and the rate it has exploded should be of concern to all.
”It is possible to be able to contain it, if the right processes are followed and the right resources are brought in.
“The testing center should be back on stream tomorrow because a team has gone there now from NCDC and have arrived there today. They should be able to resumed screening tomorrow (Monday).
“In addition, we are going to have a second laboratory, we shall have a PCR laboratory, so we should be able to take care of the backlogs and be ready to take care of any other samples that will be brought in, from the seven or eight local government areas that are affected,” he said.