Nigeria will not impose fresh lockdown despite 2nd Covid-19 wave~PTF
Nigeria on Thursday said it will not impose another lockdown in the country against the backdrop of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 signed by Willie Bassey, the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said the government has no intention of introducing another lockdown despite speculation to that effect.
“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,” the statement said.