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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Sunday said President Mohammadu Buhari would determine when to lift the lockdown occasioned by th novel Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Ehanire said this on SundayPolitical on Channels Television in Abuja.

“The President in his wisdom will decide if the lockdown will be lifted,” Osagie said.

The minister said that the decision to extend COVID-19 lockdown was tailored according to the needs of every country.

“We do think that the restriction of movement limits significantly the spread of the virus.

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“The models we have seen show that we have not gotten to the peak yet,” he said.

Ehanire advised Nigerians that if their symptoms were not meeting the case definition of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), officials might turn them back.

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