The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday, 18th April 2021 announced that 26 new cases of the covid-19 disease were confirmed in the country. This is the lowest daily case tally recorded in over 1 year in Nigeria.
The last time Nigeria recorded less than 26 new cases of the disease was the 13th of April 2020, a little over a year ago. This was during the lockdown implemented by the federal government to curb the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Nigeria continues to roll out the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine nationwide as about 1.08 million people have received the vaccine to date.
What this means
The faster the pandemic curve of Nigeria flattens, the faster Nigerians can hope to resume business activities to the fullest capacity and hope to recover from the current economic downturn.
With headline inflation rate at a record high, food inflation, unemployment, and other macroeconomic indicators soaring, the government will hope to have a covid free nation to run, so as to expedite the country’s recovery.