Boss Mustapha says COVID-19 cases would rise in NIgeria in the next two weeks due to the #EndSARS protest
The Secretary to the Government federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha has said in a national briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday, 20th October, 2020 that COVID-19 cases would rise in the next two weeks across Nigeria.
He said #EndSARS protestants across Nigeria have disregarded the preventive measures against the virus and due to that the virus will spread across.
I can say it authoritatively that with the ongoing protest across the country, in the next two weeks the cases of COVID-19 would have increased. Each and everyone that attended the protest and did not put up any form of protection is likely going to spread the virus. When people contract the virus during the protest gathering, they will go back home and spread it.
This is one of the reasons why we must be extremely careful when we congregate because when you gather together in such an atmosphere where people don’t wear face masks or maintain the social distance you are creating a potential opportunity for carriers to spread the virus.”
“So far we have done pretty well as a country but this protest is like a setback and we must avoid a situation where we will have a resurgence. Countries that thought they have overcome are dealing with the second wave. We are extremely lucky as a nation and we should be careful of any situation that can warrant the second wave.”
Source: The African Media