The Minister of nformation and Culture has insisted that the government would not impose second lockdown as cases of covid-19 continue to surge.
Mohamed said this at a press conference in Lagos State on Monday.
This is coming as the second wave of the pandemic begins.
He also enjoined Nigerians to adhere strictly to all safety protocols as issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Mohammed said, “On the issue of lockdown, I do not think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it’s going to have a second lockdown.
“However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians aren’t adhering to the basic COVID-19 protocols of wearing face masks or practicing social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they do gather in large numbers.
“If we don’t do these, the surge will continue, and with the new strain of COVID-19 which is becoming much more difficult to handle than the old strain, the Federal Government will continue to insist and encourage Nigerians to please obey the COVID-19 protocols.
“The Federal Government is aware of the economic and social implications of a second lockdown, but we want to call on Nigerians to help us, help themselves and help the economy, by adhering strictly to the COVID-19 protocols,” he said