Posted on Fri 15 Jan 2021, 04:39 AM

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating online that it was contemplating another lockdown.

The PTF disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by Mr. Willie Bassey, the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Boss Mustapha also advised Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) as recommended by PTF.

The statement read: “The attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been drawn to some misinformation circulating on the social media to the effect that the Federal Government is contemplating another lockdown this weekend.

“The PTF wishes to state categorically that there is no such consideration at any of its meetings nor has any recommendation been made to this effect to the President.

“The PTF frowns at such unpatriotic misinformation which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace.

“It urges Nigerians to disregard the misinformation and join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus in the country by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) as recommended by the PTF.”

 

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