Chikwe Ihekweazu, who is the director general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has warned that the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria will continue to rise.
Ihekweazu while addressing Nigerians on the need for hygiene and social distancing in an interview on Channels TV on Monday, March 30, said the infectious rate of the virus means the country’s cases will continue to rise.
This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari in a national address on Sunday imposed a two weeks curfew and total luckdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun in order to combat the spread.
Ihekweazu in his interview with Channels TV stated that: “We’ve crossed the 100 mark and the reality is there’s a virus circling in our midst, and that is why Mr President came up yesterday to speak to Nigerians.
“In the short term, we do expect the numbers to keep rising, but we also expect that we’ll be able to get on top of this,” he said.
“From today, we’ll appeal to Nigerians to bear the few weeks of pain that’ll come. Stay at home as much as possible”.