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‘We may be compelled to use military and police for coronavirus contact tracing’ – Lai Mohammed

We may be compelled to use military and police for coronavirus contact tracing – Lai Mohammed-olowublog

In other to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the minister of information, Lai Mohammed has told Nigerians to get ready for tougher measures which will be enforced by the Federal Government.

According to the minister, he stated that for effective contact tracing, the Federal Government may be forced to use the military and police. He added that if there is no effective contact tracing in the country, the cases of coronavirus will multiply every 5 days.

Lai Mohammed maintained that containment is very cheaper than cure and the federal government won’t hesitate to use whatever measure to ensure that Nigerians are not endangered.

He said;

“We should be ready for tougher measures. The forms they will take will be out from the end of today or tomorrow. But Nigerians should be ready for tougher measures.

“If we don’t do proper contact tracing, the figure will multiply every five days. Nigerians must take ownership of this initiative.

“We won’t hesitate to use whatever measure to ensure that you do not endanger other Nigerians. Containment is very cheaper than cure.

“A few people have helped. If you know you traveled recently, give yourself up to relevant agencies.

“If the situation warrants, we may be forced to use the police and the military for contact tracing. The police are already working on that. We don’t want the figure we have now to multiply. We should work towards containment which is cheaper.”

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