COVID-19: Lai Mohammed rules out fresh lockdown 

 

‎Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will not impose a fresh lockdown on Nigeria over the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister spoke at a news conference in Lagos on Monday.

He, however, appealed to Nigerians to adhere to all protocols outlined by the Presidential Task Force on

Mohammed said, “On the issue of lockdown, I don’t think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it is going to have a second lockdown.

“However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians are not adhering to the basic Covid-19 protocols of wearing face masks, or practicising social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they do gather in large numbers.

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“If we do not do these, the surge will continue and with the new strain of Covid-19 which is becoming much more difficult to handle than the old strain, the Federal Government will continue to insist and encourage Nigerians to please obey the Covid-19 protocols.‎

“The Federal Government is aware of the economic and social implications of a second lockdown but we want to call on Nigerians to help us, help themselves and help the economy, by adhering strictly to the Covid-19 protocols.”

There are fears that the Federal Government will impose another lockdown following the recent spike in cases of the coronavirus disease in the country. ‎

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