COVID-19: Federal Government Opens Up On Fresh Lockdown


The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has reacted to the rumour spreading like wild harmattan fire on the social media that there is going to be a fresh total lockdown in Nigeria from next week.

Dr. Sani Aliyu, PTF National Coordinator, in his reaction said; “We are aware of a fake message on WhatsApp that we’ve declared a lockdown in the country. This is absolutely not true. I call on the Nigerian public to please ignore this message and continue with normal activities.”

“I’m also calling on the public to abide by the non-pharmaceutical interventions including wearing of face masks in the public, washing of hands and maintaining physical distancing.”

“There is an established way that we send our messages to the public including declarations when it comes to infection control. So, please ignore what is being going round on WhatsApp.”

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