The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has disclosed that the attitude of Nigerians will determine the imposition of another lockdown amid the second wave of the pandemic.
In March 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari imposed a locked down on the FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States for over five weeks as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic.
Sani Aliyu, the PTF National Coordinator, has said that Nigerians need to adhere to COVID-19 protocols to avoid the risk of another lockdown.
He noted that the task force has not decided on a fresh lockdown but public attitude will determine its next line of action.
See Sani Aliyu statement, “A lockdown is not going to be decided by the PTF but it is going to be decided by the behaviour of the public when it comes to these rules.
We have countries abroad that have very strict non-pharmaceutical intervention measures and everybody follows it.
The flights are coming in, schools are open, churches are open and they don’t have Covid problem because everybody observes the rules.
“We definitely don’t want a lockdown and because we don’t want to lockdown, we need to make sure we do everything we can to prevent ourselves from reaching that state where the government will have to take action.”