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FG Drops Hint Of Another Lockdown Amidst Rising COVID-19 Cases

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By Babajide Okeowo

Following the rise in COVID 19 cases in Nigeria and the scare of a second wave of the pandemic, the Federal Government has dropped a very strong hint that the country might be heading for another lockdown soon.

Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce, PTF on COVID-19, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha dropped this hint at Thursday’s briefing of the Taskforce.

“We have witnessed spikes in the number of infections at home and abroad. The real threat is upon humanity and the progress made in the global health sector in the last five decades or more.

In Nigeria, the indication is that we have entered the second wave of infections and we stand the risk of not just losing the gains from the hard work of the last nine months but also not losing the precious lives of our citizens.

The PTF believes that if we do the right things, adhere to the NPIs, and step up our testing and detection, loss of lives will be minimized and the rising curve will begin to flatten out.

Last Tuesday, the PTF held the end of the term technical session. It allowed the PTF to assess the progress made and the present dangers that confront us. The Report of the PTF will be submitted to the President on Tuesday, 22nd December 2020.

Current realities, however, point to the fact that the course of further opening up of the economy may have to be reviewed” he stated.

Mustapha who is currently in isolation was represented at the briefing by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

Recall that Nigeria has witnessed a surge in COVID 19 cases in recent times with the country recording its highest figure ever {930} yesterday.

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