2nd wave COVID-19: Lockdown will be last resort – NEC

2nd wave COVID-19: Lockdown will be last resort – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC), says the country’s lockdown will be the last resort, in the wake of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.


Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State, said this while briefing State House correspondents after a virtual NEC meeting, presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


He said that the council expressed worries and advised that sanitation as well as restrictions on the number of people in gatherings, among other protocols, should be taken seriously.


“It was resolved that proper measures should be taken again, with very strict observation of the protocols and observation of some of the conditions that were laid; otherwise, we are going to move into a situation where it will be very uncontrollable.


“And for that, states were advised to go back and emphasise the implementation or the enforcement of some of the protocols that we have earlier started in the first phase.


“Otherwise, we have to resort to the last aspect; of course everybody knows, going back to the lockdown again, which is not anybody’s doing.


“But then, let’s all go back and observe most of the protocols that we have to curtail the further spread of COVID-19,’’ he said.


The Federal Government has repeatedly warned that Nigeria was witnessing a second wave of COVID-19, going by the latest records.

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