The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has warned Nigerians over the possibility of having explosive number of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
This was disclosed on Thursday March 26, while updating the press on measures taken by Buhari’s administration to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the government has stopped international flights, prohibition of large gatherings, and markets have been shut down by the state governors. He also stated that the government has embarked on contact tracing, testing, and isolation of suspected cases, as well as ensuring that messages get down to the grassroots about the virus. Lai also encouraged Nigerians to take social distancing seriously.
“I don’t intend to sound apocalyptic, but the truth is that time is running out. If we don’t urgently and more aggressively enforce the measures I have just listed, we have a short window within which to stop this pandemic or face an explosion in terms of the cases. We cannot afford to be complacent,” he said.
BY HANYTA OGBE