The federal government has reiterated the need for Nigerians to observe laid out safety protocols while raising concern on the exponential spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This is coming after the government said it plans to release new protocols by the weekend.
Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force who gave the information on Thursday at the daily press conference in Abuja said it is still safer to stay indoors if there is no cogent reason to go out.
“Our numbers are already increasing and we don’t want to reach the disastrous stage and if we don’t want to reach that stage, we have to take those measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” Aliyu said.
According to him, some people still believe it is a case that affects a reasonable number of other countries but not Nigeria. We’re all humans and there is nothing special about us that gives us resistance against COVID-19.”
Sani said many countries are fighting this pandemic globally and over 9 million people have tested positive for the disease, at least 22 000 of them are in Nigeria.