The National Economic Council says the Federal Government might have to adopt lockdown as a last resort in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the country.
This was disclosed by the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Thursday, while addressing journalists after a virtual meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Expressing worries over the increasing number of new COVID-19 infections, Lalong said guidelines and safety protocols that include restrictions on the number of people in public gatherings, use of hand sanitisers and facemasks, among others must be strictly enforced.
He said, “It was resolved that proper measures should be taken again with very strict observation of the protocols and observation of some of the conditions that were laid, otherwise, we are going to move into a situation where it will be very uncontrollable.
“And for that, states were advised to go back and emphasize the implementation or the enforcement of some of the protocols that we have earlier started in the first phase.
“Otherwise, we have to resort to the last aspect, of course, everybody knows, going back to lockdown again which is not anybody’s doing.
“But then let’s all go back and observe most of the protocols that we have to curtail the further spread of COVID-19.”
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