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Aisha Buhari Calls For Total Lockdown In Nigeria As Coronavirus Cases Increases to 36

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for a total lockdown in Nigeria.

Aisha made the call on Monday morning after Nigeria confirmed five new cases of coronavirus.

She commended the state governors for closing down schools but asked that parents be told to stay at home also.

Her post read:

“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.”

At the moment, Nigeria has 36 cases of coronavirus as Edo records its first case of COVID-19.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)on Monday confirmed five new cases of coronavirus, two in FCT, two in Lagos and one in Edo.

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Coronavirus: FG Bans Two More Countries From Nigeria

Austria and Sweden have been added to the list of high-risk countries restricted from entering Nigeria over the coronavirus pandemic.

This was made public by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.

Nigeria had, on Wednesday, placed travel restrictions on entry into the county from 13 countries with high-burden of coronavirus.

The countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Japan.

The country also announced a temporary suspension of visa-on-arrival policy.