Dr. Osagie Ehanire, The Minister of Health in Nigeria has warned that the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is imminent in the country if Nigerians continue to flout all COVID19 rules.
He gave the warning while speaking at the virtual Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Guild of Medical Directors in Lagos State with the theme ‘Post-COVID-19 Era: Economics and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria.’ on Saturday, October 31.
The minister said the second wave being experienced in Europe and America should serve as a note of warning to Nigerians. He said with the high volume of human traffic from Nigeria to those continents, reopening of schools, the #EndSARS protest, and many other factors, Nigeria is predisposed to a second wave of the pandemic.
“I fear that with the laxity displayed by our own population, our own second wave is imminent.”he said
The Minister called on Nigerians to ensure they obey all non-pharmaceutical COVID19 protocols such as hand-washing, use of face masks, and social distancing, among others.