While the Federal Government of Nigeria is considering the gradual relaxation of lockdown for the sake of the citizens and economy, recent reports deaths and daily confirmed cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), suggest that Nigerians might be in danger regarding the ongoing pandemic.
Since President Mohammadu Buhari approved the first and second phase of gradual easing of lockdown, the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has been multiplying.
On the 30th of June 2020, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced (561) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths in Nigeria.
Although, No new state has reported a case of the virus in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 25694 cases have been confirmed, 9746 cases have been discharged and 590 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 561 new cases are reported from 19 states-
Lagos(200), Edo(119), Kaduna(52), FCT(52), Niger(32), Ogun(19), Ondo(16), Imo(14), Plateau(11), Abia(8), Oyo(8), Bayelsa(7), Katsina(6),Kano(5), Bauchi(3), Osun(3), Kebbi(3), Borno(2), Jigawa(1).
However, In my opinion as from 6th of July 2020, all these states with highest rate of coronavirus should go on another total lockdown due to the high number of coronavirus cases confirmed in their respective states.
Below is the graphic presentation of each states and their total number of confirmed cases as at 30th of June 2020-
The states shown in the above picture has drown the attention of the Federal government due to the high rate of coronavirus cases and this might allow the Federal government consider another fresh lockdown on the states.