Aisha Buhari Calls for Total Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Continues to  Rise


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Aisha Buhari Calls for Total Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Continues to Rise

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Mrs. Buhari, in a tweet on Monday, commended the recent school lockdown in the country but described the act as counterproductive if parents still go to work.

The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has called for the total lockdown in the country as COVID-19 continues to spread in the country.

She made the call via her tweeter handle @aishambuhari. In the tweet, she commended the recent closures of the schools across the country but described it as counterproductive if parents still go about their businesses.

Mrs. Buhari said: “It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work. We should not isolate students and expose their parents. Let us remember that they will meet at home.”

The President’s wife had revealed on Thursday that one of her daughters, who returned from the United Kingdom, was in self-isolation amidst the coronavirus fear.

Also, a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, disclosed that one of the sons tested positive to COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has about 350,000 confirmed cases, 14,000 deaths globally as of today (23 March 2020), according to

Nigeria, which just recorded its first death from the virus, had ordered a closedown of schools, tertiary institutions and places of worship last week.

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Lagos State, being the first to announce a compulsory 14 days stay-at-home for civil servants, has the highest number of reported cases in the country.

Mosques and Churches in many states across the country turned deaf hears to the ban order and opened for their usual forms of worship last Friday and Sunday respectively.

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Nigeria has 36 confirmed cases of the pandemic as of March 23, 2020.

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