The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it expects the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country to keep rising.
NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who stated this on Monday, March 30, 2020, during his appearance on Channels Television, was hopeful that Nigeria would be able to manage the situation and reverse the trend.
He said, “We have crossed the hundred mark and the reality is that there is a virus circulating 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 will be able to get on top of this and that is why some measures were needed and we met with Mr President.”
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Sunday, March 30, 2020, hours before the NCDC said the number of confirmed cases had risen to 111.
The President, in a broadcast, highlighted some of the measures put in place by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the disease and mitigate its effect on the Nigerian economy.
He also ordered the restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.