Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, has asked for a total shutdown as the country battles to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
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Buhari, who made her position known in a Twitter post on Monday, commended the state governments across the Federation for shutting down their schools.
She, however, explained that the measures may be futile if parents are still expected to at their different places of work, noting that they will have contact with their children.
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Using the hashtags #TotalLockDown and #StayAtHome, the First Lady implored all Nigerians to take precautionary measures against contracting COVID-19.
“It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools.
“However, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work.
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“We should not isolate students and expose their parents.
“Let us remember that they will meet at home #TotalLockDown #StayAtHome,” Buhari’s tweet read.
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As at midday on Monday, Nigeria has recorded 36 confirmed Coronavirus cases, with one death reported.
However, two of the cases – the index patient and the second patient – have both recovered after treatment and been subsequently discharged.