note that FG relaxed lockdown as of yesterday. Sequel to this relaxation, coronavirus
cases has increased at a very high rate; most of the reason is that the public is
not complying with the preventive measures.
Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced
to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing
measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, Director-General of the
NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said businesses must also join hands to implement the
required health measures.
its Chairman, Mr. Boss Mustapha, stated that close monitoring of activities
since Monday morning reveals that the level of compliance is unsatisfactory
especially with regards to social distancing, and the use of masks.
in his opening remarks specifically noted that the crowds at the banks pose
maintaining that there is a high degree of violation of the guidelines, the PTF
chairman stated that there was also no compilation of interstate travel ban,
stressing that the evacuation of almajiris from various states does not comply
with the guidelines nor obey the ban law.
who is also the Federation’s Secretary of State, has urged regulatory agencies
to do their work efficiently and bring in violators to book. He called on
security agencies not to take laws into their own, but to carry out their
duties with due process.
said the there was “no doubt” that Monday’s behaviour will result in more
infections, but urged the nation to learn from it or return to square one.
tomorrow we may have some extra transmission, but what we don’t want is an
outbreak in new infections. When we have the new fire, the country’s leadership
will have almost no choice but to ask us to return to our homes.