Covid-19: It will take time before Nigerians return to their normal lives – NCDC boss

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, said it will take a while before Nigerians return to their normal lives.

Chikwe Ihekweazu the Director-General of the NCDC stated this at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19.

Admitting that the journey has been challenging for Nigerians so far, he said that the sacrifices made by Nigerians are appreciated by the government and urged Nigerians to be patient as efforts are made to ensure the eradication of the virus and to restore normalcy.

“As we travelled round the country over the last four days, we could really see how difficult it has been and how hard Nigerians have been trying to do their very best,” he said.

“We know it is a difficult journey, but we also know that we will eventually exit this stage and we start our normal lives. But that stage is still a while to come and I ask for your endurance, support and patience.

“Lots of effort are going on across the world to find new therapy to find vaccines. Everybody is pushing very hard in this direction. So we need to stay firm and continue trying.

“We need to adopt unprecedented level of caution and continue carrying out the preventive measures that we advise severally.”