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COVID-19: Lockdown Is Necessary To Curb Spread Of Virus, Says Minister

Minister of State, FCT, Ramatu Aliyu. Picture: [email protected] Aliyu


The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mrs Ramatu Aliyu, says the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari is critical to cease the unfold of COVID-19 throughout the nation.

She acknowledged this on Monday throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Dawn Day by day in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“No nation prays for that and I cannot converse for Mr President. However from what we have now seen in different developed climes, lockdown appears to be among the best methods out of the pandemic ravaging and spreading.

“So to curb this unfold and to cut back it to the barest minimal, the lockdown is best. So many parameters have to return to play right here. That’s the reason it’s the choice of the management,” she stated.

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The Minister additionally requested residents of the FCT and certainly all Nigerians to keep away from pointless actions round their atmosphere.

Whereas asking the lots to put on face masks and keep the social distancing measures, she desires the residents to observe the directives set out by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

Aliyu’s remarks come few hours earlier than President Muhammadu Buhari is to deal with the nation on the subsequent step taken by his administration to curb COVID-19 within the nation.

Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina confirmed this growth in an announcement immediately.

President Buhari is predicted to deal with Nigerians on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as some residents in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory anticipate to know whether or not the lockdown could be prolonged or not.

There are means over 1,000,000 optimistic circumstances of COVID-19 confirmed internationally, with 1000’s of deaths recorded in lots of nations.

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