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COVID-19: FCT Minister raises alarm, says second wave deadlier

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has raised the alarm over the second wave of COVID-19 infection in the territory, saying it is proving to be deadlier.

He said the FCT Administration may resort to imposing another round of lockdown if residents continue to flout safety protocols.

Bello, who spoke yesterday at the FCT Emergency Stakeholders’ Review Meeting on the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic, lamented residents’ non-compliance with the safety measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

He assured that enforcement would soon commence.

“Because that is the only way we can ensure that lives are saved and protected. We all have to appreciate that COVID-19 is here and it has come back with vengeance.

“It is killing people and that reality is something that all leaders both religious, traditional and government officials have to go back to our various communities and send this message.

“We know that there is fatigue; everybody is tired of COVID-19 but the reality is that it is here,’’ he said.

The FCT Emergency Stakeholders’ Review Meeting is coming on the heels of rising cases of the coronavirus in the FCT, recording 86 new cases, the second-highest in the country on Monday, December 14, 2020.

 

Daily Trust

 

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