Nigeria ‘too fragile for a second wave’ of Covid-19

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Chi Chi Izundu BBC News, Lagos

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country must do all it can to “avert a second wave of Covid-19”.

In a tweet, he said he did not want the number of people contracting the virus in Nigeria to increase again, because the “economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown”.

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Parts of Nigeria were placed in lockdown for around five weeks during the first wave of the pandemic earlier this year.

The president’s comments come as a number of warehouses storing Covid-19 relief packages have been raided across different states in Nigeria.