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If the number of COVID-19 infections continues to escalate, the Federal Government has said it would be left with no choice but to implement a new lockdown in the country.

This was confirmed on Friday during a media briefing in Abuja by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVIF-19, Sani Aliyu.

Aliyu said the increase in Coronavirus infections was a cause of worry and could require a new lockdown.

He said, “If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.”

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Also, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who spoke earlier, said, “The Presidential Task Force is very concerned about the increasing daily numbers that we are recording.”

“On the 6th of January 2021, we recorded 1,664 infections. This is yet another all-time high in Nigerian, and we must all take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.”

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