Federal Govt Announces Phase IV of COVID-19 Lockdown, Re-introduces Curfew

Date: 10-05-2021 8:46 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Federal Government has announced Phase IV of the COVID-19 lockdown across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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The Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed, who made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, said the new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11.
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With the lockdown imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.

According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice. He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.

Reacting to the development, some Nigerians on social media claimed the government imposed the curfew to curtail rising cases of insecurity across the nation, adding that COVID-19 cases in the past few days have not been alarming.

However others called for a review of the curfew in order not to cripple businesses which are already affected by the economy.

Here are some comments gathered  from Twitter;

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@Odauduene “Where is data to back up this lockdown? Federal government is doing things out of involution.

@Ekwelukwa “For what reason, COVID? No reliable data to back this order.”

@Od_hut “To curtail the spread of insecurity”. We have the COVID-19 data, and it’s not significantly high. I’d have appreciated an honest statement, considering the situation at hand. They don’t always have to hide behind things, be plain for once.”

@Topefasua “NCDC has declared an average of 38 NEW COVID infections and almost zero deaths in the last three weeks. So why kill the little businesses again. Note that the world is talking of an economic boom. FG should seriously invest in vaccines rather than free.”

@FaithDa ” This is for the physical insecurity in the country not for Coronavirus, the country is in shambles.”

@Akindulureniza “I’m sure it is because of the insecurity not COVID-19.”

@OgbodoKuchena “They are sensing a mass uprising. Lockdown is a subtle strategy to impede protests not COVID-19.”

@WittySaleu “This new COVID regulations are meant for Muslims celebrating Sallah Horse riding festivals, but federal government simply can’t be seen banning gathering because of deteriorating security bedeviling the country, they rather choose Covid guidelines as a cover to hide their incapacitation. Shame.£

@Ukpai2d1 “It has nothing to do with COVID-19, it’s just fear of mass action.”

@Amos_abeeni “They want to intentionally run down Nigeria! This is preposterous, repugnant, baseless and a nuisance to growth and welfare of Nigerians.It is completely unacceptable as there are no genuine reasons for this action.”

@Sharon “Is it that we are in Nigeria somewhere else or what, which one is curfew.I was thinking the vaccine was being administered. When did the numbers increase?”


Posted: at 10-05-2021 08:46 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 10-05-2021 09:17 PM (1 month ago)
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i just hope una matter no go turn to that of India!!  na so those one think say covid19 na joke
Posted: at 10-05-2021 09:17 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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