Will lockdown return to Lagos as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the nation’s commercial capital?
This question is generating intense controversy in the social media as Lagosians participate in an online poll over whether the stay-at-home order, which President Muhammadu Buhari lifted on May 4, should return.
In the nationwide tally, there were 2,558 cases on the day the lockdown was eased and replaced with 8pm to 6am curfew, but the number has risen to 4,787 as of Wednesday, an increase of 87.1 per cent.
The number of deaths rose from 87 to 158 within nine days, which comes to 81.6 per cent increase. (Text, photo by Nation)