The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has dispelled the rumours making the rounds on social media about an imminent lockdown on the entire country due to the second wave of the pandemic.
In a statement signed by the Director, Information at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey, the PTF noted that there was no such plan, nor any approval given by the President.
“The attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 has been drawn to some mis-information 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 mis-information which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace.
“It urges Nigerians to disregard the mis-information and join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus in the country by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) as recommended by the PTF,” the statement said.