COVID-19: FG says there may be second lockdown Soon, warns Nigerians

The PTF on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against forcing the FG to impose another lockdown in the country according to the increase of disease across the nation. Boss Mustapha, the chairman of PTF, gave the warning on Monday, January 18, in Abuja.

The federal government has urged Nigerians to do everything possible to avoid the second lockdown in Nigeria. Gistvibes reports that this plea was made on Monday, January 18, by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at a meeting in Abuja yesterday, the nation’s capital. Gistvibes get that Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said this can be done by complying with the protocols released by the government. Mustapha said the government was making progress with the case management under the national response which continues to receive the support of the private sector in the delivery of medical oxygen to the various facilities.

Terrible situation as public schools shun COVID-19 protocols in Abuja The chairman of PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has asked all Nigerians to please adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols. @DigiCommsNG Source: Twitter He said:

“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 the second lockdown in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Gistvibes had previously reported that the reopening of schools slated for Monday, January 18, is causing problems as the House of Representatives want the decision changed. It was reported that while reacting to the January 18 directive in a statement, Julius Ihonvbere, chairman of the House committee on basic education in House of Assembly, said the reopening will pose a threat to the fight against the second wave of COVID-19. Ihonvbere said the legislative arm was not reached before the federal government arrived at the decision, adding that the resumption date should be postponed by three months. He also lamented that there are no “verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure of students”.

In another quick report, with students across the Nation resuming back to classes on Monday, January 18, the federal government issued some safety protocols towards stemming the tide of the scary second wave of COVID-19 infection. The safety protocols were issued on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in consultation with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the federal ministry of education.


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