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BREAKING: FG re-instates COVID-19 lockdown, to take effect on Tuesday

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has on Monday (10th of May 2021) re-introduced the COVID-19 lockdown “phase iv”, OYOGist.com has gathered.

According to Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, the Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, the lockdown will take effect from Tuesday midnight and would be followed by new social distancing and social gathering rules across the nation.

Once the lockdown takes effect, individuals without face-masks would be denied access to government institutions and government travels would be replaced with virtual meetings.

Social gatherings have also been capped at 50 persons at most, while nightclubs, bars and recreation facilities would remain closed, OYOGist.com gathers.

Citizens have been advised to limit non-essential travels. However, inter-state travels still remains unaffected.

The head of the PTF Boss Mustapher, who also chairs the PSC has condemned the non-compliance to the COVID-18 guidelines of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021.


Boss Mustapher, noted that some returnees who escaped from the hospitality facilities created to enable the observation of the mandatory quarantine have put the nation at risk of exposure to the new variants of COVID-19.

He however revealed that several pre-emptive measures have been considered by the PSC should the new COVID-19 variants be imported into the country.

Vowing to sanction the violators of the country’s laws on COVID-19 prevention, Boss Mustapher stated that the acts of such individuals exposes the country’s fragile health care sector and puts everyone in danger of contracting the new variants of the COVID-19 virus.

OYOGist.com recalls that Indian has recorded the highest cases of COVID-19 infections after a new variant of the virus spread in the country. As much as 350,000 cases were recorded daily in India, putting strain on the health care system. This forced people to watch their loved ones die on streets as the struggled to get access to oxygen and beds.

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