COIVD-19: FG to impose fresh lockdown says PTF

Federal Government has said it may have no option but to impose a fresh lockdown on the country following the recent rising cases of the coronavirus disease.

National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, on Wednesday stated this during a briefing in Abuja.

Although, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, said the Federal Government has no plan to impose a fresh lockdown.

During the briefing in Abuja, Aliyu said the increase in the recorded number of Covid-19 infections in the country calls for concern and might lead to a fresh lockdown.

“If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions,” he said.

Earlier, the PTF Chairman who is also Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated that, “The Presidential Task Force is very concerned about the increasing daily numbers that we are recording
“On 6th of January 2021, we recorded 1,664 infections. This is yet another all-time high in Nigerian and we must all take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.”

Recall there was three months lockdown which commenced on March 2020 as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic.

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