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“Another Lock Down May Commence After Two Weeks” – Task Force



"Another Lock Down May Commence After Two Weeks" - Task Force

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has announced that another lock down might occur in the next two weeks around the nation.

In the Monday press briefing, the Task Force revealed the increased rate of new cases of COVID-19. The Task Force announced that the new cases are mostly among people in government while implying that it is directly affecting governance and security of the nation.

The Secretary of Government of the Federation (SGF) and Task Force chairman, Boss Mustapha, also said the importance of ordering another total lock down cannot be under emphasized if we must stop the spread of the virus.
Mustapha also pleaded with prominent Nigerians to stay save as the virus is no respecter of status.

This warning comes as a result of state governors and other top politicians contacting the virus. Recently, Governor Okowa of Delta State and Wife were confirmed positive, Governor Umahi of Ebonyi and Akeredolu of Ondo were also confirmed to have contracted the virus.

While passing his warnings to those in authority, Mustapha said, “Of recent, we have witnessed a high rate of positive cases especially among people in authority. This has a direct impact on governance and security of our nation. We urge that vigilance and care should be exhibited by all Nigerians, irrespective of status. This virus does not discriminate and the PTF shall keep sustaining its sensitisation messaging.”

On the issue of whether the Task Force would be considering another lock down, Mustapha noted that as events unfold, next decision would be made.

He said, “We will not speculate on what will happen in future but we will protect the lives of Nigerians.

“To achieve that, if it means to lock down again, we will not shy away from that responsibility. We will recommend to the President who will look at the report and take a decision on our recommendation. What happens in the next two three weeks will determine what we will do.”

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