The minister of information, Lai Mohammed on Thursday revealed that no fewer than 4370 Nigerians might have had contacts with index cases and are actively trying to trace them for possible isolation and treatment to prevent further spread.
“We have 4,370 people of interest whom we are tracing. We urge those who have had contact with suspected cases to immediately report to the authorities. We urge Nigerians to support the authorities in this regard. We are on the verge of reaching the level of community spread. We must stop this immediately or we will record exponential cases in the days ahead. There is no better way to say this.
“Let me say, without mincing words, that we are not getting the kind of cooperation that this moment deserves from Nigerians. Many are busy engaging in meaningless criticisms instead of complying with the stipulated directives to keep people safe
He also added that top range of measures being contemplated by the federal authorities. Such consideration includes banning of all inter-state and inter-town movements and the closure of all motor parks across the country.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who announced the planned actions, said the federal government was determined to stop the spread of the coronavirus in order to save the lives of Nigerians.