Nigerians Suggest Lockdown Extension As Lagos Records All-time Daily High Of 183 COVID-19 Cases

Some Nigerians are piling pressure on the federal and Lagos State government to place a fresh lockdown on Lagos to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

On Thursday, Lagos recorded an all-time high of 183 cases of COVID-19 in a single day. 

A dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari last week after the outrage that greeted the lockdown. 

Since the  lockdown was lifted on Sunday, the state has recorded 423 cases. 

While calling for the extension of the lockdown, some Nigerians are however, urging the government to provide palliatives to cushion the effects of the lockdown.Using the hashtag, #extendlockdown, many Nigerians took to Twitter to ask the government to do something before it gets out of hand.

@Irunnia_ said, “When I saw 183 cases in Lagos, I thought my eyes made a mistake. Please, the government should #extendlockdown before we turn to Italy.” 


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