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Lai: FG has not imposed full or partial lockdown as cases of COVID-19 surge

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has clarified to Nigerians that the  Federal Government has not imposed fresh lockdown in the heat of second wave of COVID-19.

He added that the statement made b the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus at its briefing on Monday was not tantamount to any degree of lockdown.

He said that the measures being taken by the Federal Government was to rein-in the spread of COVID-19 in civil service and public gatherings. “

“The Federal Government has not declared a fresh lockdown.

“What we have done is that we have simply reiterated the old protocols and asked federal workers on Level 12 and below to stay at home and they will still receive their salaries.

“Therefore, there is no fresh lockdown and the issue of hardship and economy meltdown does not arise,’’ Mohammed added