Following fears on the Delta variation of Covid-19 the National Economic Council NEC has disclosed that there is “no indication of an imminent lockdown”, as the nation braces up for COVID-19’s third wave.
This was reportedly disclosed by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu after the virtual NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Sanwo-Olu stated that, “We will be reviewing on a weekly basis, like every two to three days, what the trends are; the chairman of the council has also mentioned to us that if there is a need for an emergency meeting, he will call one.”
He added that, “But, assurances were given by the NCDC and the Presidential Task Force, working with relevant states like Lagos, to be tracking and monitoring what is happening almost on daily basis.”
He disclosed that, “So, we do not think that we are there; we do not have any indication that we will get there; so we are preparing ourselves to ensure that as much as possible, we can very quickly flatten the curve.”
He made it known that, “It is important for us to know that the Delta variant, which is the new variant, is also in our country and has also been identified in a total of 103 countries globally.”