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COVID-19: Eased lockdown set for review as FG decries violation

The Federal Government has announced its intention of reviewing the eased lockdown put in place to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus disease.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, made this known at the daily press briefing of the PTF on Tuesday.

Mr Aliyu, who noted that the review would be done at the weekend, decried the level of violations by Nigerians that has marred the measures put in place to checkmate the spread of the deadly virus which is astronomically rising with approximately 4,800 cases recorded nationwide.

He charged state governments and security agencies to put in more measures to ensure compliance with the safety directives.

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“You’re probably aware that by the end of this week, we’ll be coming to the end of the second week of easing the lockdown and we’ll be taking further decisions based on the review of the performance of the restrictions we have in place,” the PTF coordinator said.

“And we’ll not hesitate to change our strategy if it looks like it’s not working. The PTF continues to see disturbing trends where vehicles are carrying large numbers of people across state borders.

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“We urge the public to please refrain from interstate travels. Only travels that are essential or travel involving the conveyance of essential goods is allowed.

“Movement across state borders is fast-tracking the dissemination and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

“We’re advising state governments across the country and security agencies to increase those measures and surveillance required to keep people within the state borders,” he said.

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