Medical Experts reveal what will become of Nigeria in coming weeks if Lockdown is relaxed
The relaxation of Lockdown on Monday has been condemned by Medical Experts across Nigeria.
The medical body affirms that this kind of decision is not mature, that it can explode the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. NMA noted that relaxation of Lockdown at the moment is detrimental to health workers who are still struggling with major challenges like lack for bed spaces in epicenters of the pandemic, especially Lagos.
Now there is mass deaths in Kano State and yet there is delay in the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to public and private hospitals, among others. Now there is going to be a Lockdown break.
President Buhari announced that by Monday, May 4, the lockdown will be relaxed in Lagos and Ogun and Abuja.
According to Daily Post, the NMA, in a statement in Abuja, signed by its President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, made a statement:
“As the incidence of the COVID-19 hits the 2000th mark by this weekend, just seven days after hitting the 1000th mark, it figuratively tilts the epidemiological curve towards an upward spike,” the statement said.
“More so, the revelation by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the nation lacks bed spaces in Lagos worsens this frightening scenario.
“The confusing situation in Kano is neither unraveled nor resolved. At the same time, some states continue to live in the delusion of zero COVID-19 incidences.
“The easing of the lockdown even in phases is very premature. Nigeria should learn from her neighbour, Ghana where the same action produced 100 per cent increase in infection rate in just a week.”