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COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives condition for fresh lockdown

The Presidential Job Power (PTF) on COVID-19, has mentioned that the compliance stage of Nigerians will decide whether or not a recent lockdown will likely be imposed, amid the second wave of the pandemic.

PTF Nationwide Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, acknowledged this whereas that includes on TVC on Tuesday.

Aliyu insisted that no resolution has been made on a recent lockdown.

“The behaviour of the general public with regards to these guidelines issues. We’ve got international locations overseas which have very strict non-pharmaceutical intervention measures and everyone follows it.

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“The flights are coming in, faculties are open, church buildings are open, they usually don’t have COVID-19 issues as a result of everyone observes the foundations.

“We positively don’t desire a lockdown and since we don’t need to lock down, we’d like to ensure we do every part we are able to to stop ourselves from reaching that state the place the federal government should take motion,” he mentioned.

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The Federal Authorities ordered a lockdown in March 2020 within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States for over 5 weeks throughout the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It led to job losses as airways, lodges, banks, amongst others minimize their workforce because of the crushing financial impact of the lockdown.

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Final week, the federal authorities admitted it could don’t have any alternative than to impose a recent lockdown within the nation, if the variety of COVID-19 infections continues to spike.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt provides situation for recent lockdown

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