It is no more news that President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown in Nigeria by another fourteen days.
The lockdown was earlier placed on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Ogun and Lagos state all in the interest of curtailing the further spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19 in the country.
However, it is essential to pay attention to certain things which you need to do, in your interest as the lockdown continues.
You will recall that many robbery incidents were reported in some parts of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja during the first phase of the lockdown.
It is a clear indication that there is hunger in the land and every possibility that Crimes would be on the high side in days to come.
One of the things people resolved to during the first 14 days lockdown was to drop their account details on different pages of celebrities who in turn credited some of them with money to feed themselves and family.
Also, some kind-hearted Nigerians give out food items, cash and other things to help the needy.
Lockdown In Nigeria
If you keep tab with the news, there was a time when a Ghanian actress, Juliet Ibrahim was dragged on Twitter for describing Africans as online beggars.
Though, some people were of the view that she was right because of how some Nigerians drop their account details on many social media platform for giveaways.
Meanwhile, it is highly imperative to draw your attention to the following facts as the lockdown in Nigeria continues.
- Lock your doors and windows properly before bedtime
- Do not go out with a big phone or gadget, especially at late hours.
- Close your shops early if you are one of the people excepted from closing their businesses
- Endeavour to stay indoor if you have no reason to go out.
- Do not open your doors or windows when you hear knock at night except you can identify the person knocking
- Do not use Automated Teller Machine, ATM at wee hours
- Do not go out with your ATM card
- Do not go out with an excessive amount of money
- Notify a family member or friend before going out.
- Stay at home and observe all the recommended precautionary measures.
The second phase of the lockdown would lapse on the 27th of April with the hope that there will be a reduction in the number of cases recorded in the country as Nigerian health professionals battle to safe lives of people who have been infected by the virus.
Also, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has disclosed that it would embark on community search for people having symptoms of COVID-19 for early detection and treatment.
In another development, Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Delta State counterpart have announced a 7 pm to 7 am curfew in their states as they recorded 3 cases of persons infected by Coronavirus in Ondo and Delta States respectively.