FG Threatens Fresh Nationwide Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Continue To spike

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Sani Aliyu

Due to the spike in the daily cases of the COVID-19 infections, the Federal Government has said it will be left with no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown in the country.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this today during a media briefing in Abuja.

Aliyu said the rising Coronavirus infections were a source of concern and might require a fresh lockdown.

According to him “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.”

Speaking in the same vein, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who spoke earlier, said, “The Presidential Task Force is very concerned about the increasing daily numbers that we are recording.

“On the 6 January, 2021, we recorded 1,664 infections. This is yet another all-time high in Nigeria and we must all take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.”

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