COVID-19: We May Resort Into Fresh Lockdown – FG Warns

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned the nation might resort to the extreme option of another lockdown if Nigerians fail to comply with prescribed guidelines and protocols.

National Incident Manager of the PTF, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, who gave the warning in an exclusive chat with The Nation in Abuja on Wednesday, however noted that government would be reluctant in taking such decision.

He explained it would only become necessary when the current spiking rate of infections fails to abate.

According to him, as part of efforts to avert a situation that could make another lockdown mandatory, Muhammad said the PTF was working with Governors on achieving successful enforcement of already issued guidelines and protocols across the country.

“Lockdowns help to minimise people’s movements and it’s very effective because if you don’t go out or if you reduce the degree of your movement, you’ll also reduce the risk of getting infection.

Lockdown is not completely out of the table, we are monitoring the numbers, we are monitoring the statistics across the country and where necessary we’ll have to take severe measures.

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