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COVID-19: Prepare For Another Lockdown-FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that there is the possibility of imposing another lockdown.

This follows disregard of the safety protocols issued on COVID-19.

Speaking during a media briefing on Tuesday, January 19, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 through its chairman Bosss Mustapha lamented low compliance to the safety protocols by Nigerians.

Mustapha said since schools resumed on Monday, January 18, there has been a clear disregard for the federal government’s directives on the deadly virus.

The PTF said COVID-19 is still deadly and it may suggest another lockdown if all hands are not on deck.

He stressed that to avoid the second lockdown, “citizens must keep their hands on deck” while the striking balance between “lives and livelihood.”

“Let me remind you that the pandemic is raging and all tiers of government and citizens must keep their hands on deck.

“We are in a difficult situation in which a balance must continue to be struck between lives and livelihood.

“We are considering all options while hoping that broad cooperation will be received. We must do everything possible to avoid a second lockdown in Nigeria.”

Nigeria presently has total 113, 305 cases of coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, January 19, announced 1,301 new cases with Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) leading the packs with 551 and 201 infections respectively.

1464 deaths have been recorded according to the official data of the national disease control agency.

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