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Coronavirus: Nigerians To Face Tougher Measures To Prevent Spread – FG

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The Federal Government has told Nigerians to be ready for tougher policies which would help to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Nigerians To Face Tougher Measures To Prevent Spread - FG
Coronavirus: Nigerians To Face Tougher Measures To Prevent Spread – FG

It also says that the military and the police would be used to trace contacts of those infected with the virus.

This was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja.

He expressed worries that more than 1,300 contacts who have dissolved into the society and yet to be traced.

He also stated that with the likely multiplication of infections every five days, thousands would have been affected.

He said: “We should be ready for tougher measures. The forms they will take will be out from the end of today or tomorrow. But Nigerians should be ready for tougher measures.

“If we don’t do proper contact tracing, the figure will multiply every five days. Nigerians must take ownership of this initiative.

“We won’t hesitate to use whatever measure to ensure that you do not endanger other Nigerians. Containment is very cheaper than cure. A few people have helped. If you know you traveled recently, give yourself up to relevant agencies.

” If the situation warrants, we may be forced to use the police and the military for contact tracing. The police is already working on that. We don’t want the figure we have now to multiply. We should work towards containment which is cheaper.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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