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If you dont behave yourselves, lockdown will be extended – Minister tells Nigerians

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, said the Federal Government could extend the 14-day lockdown should Lagosians and residents of Abuja and Ogun State not behave themselves. The minister, who is a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this in Abuja when he featured in a forum to give an update on government efforts at containing the pandemic.

He said, “If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so. “If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease. “Therefore, my appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directive on social distancing, personal hygiene and shun gatherings; after two weeks, we will resume our normal life. READ ALSO:  Bodies of people who die of covid-19 will not be returned to their families for burial – FG “But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks.” President Muhammad Buhari has earlier last week declared a lockdown in two states and the FCT to help curb the spread of the covid-19 virus. Nigeria currently has 190 reported cases of the virus and two deaths