No More Lockdown over COVID-19, FG Assures Nigerians

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The federal government Thursday said that there is no plan to impose another lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to an earlier report to that effect in view of a new wave of the virus, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in a statement said such report should be disregarded.
According to the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Willie Bassey, whatever was reported before was misinformation.
Part of the statement reads: “The attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been drawn to some misinformation circulating on the social media to the effect that the Federal Government is contemplating another lockdown this weekend.
“The PTF wishes to state categorically that there is no such consideration at any of its meetings nor has any recommendation been made to this effect to the President.
“The PTF frowns at such unpatriotic misinformation which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace.
“It urges Nigerians to disregard the misinformation and join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus in the country by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) as recommended by the PTF.”


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