Plateau government blames residents for rise in COVID-19 cases

Plateau government blames residents for rise in COVID-19 cases

- Plateau government has raised concerns over residents of the state who flout the COVID-19 safety guidelines

- The government said confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state have climbed to 180 because of non-compliance with the guidelines

- The state government urged citizens to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of others

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Plateau state government has said COVID-19 cases in the state have increased because residents of the state were flouting the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The state commissioner of information and communication, Dan Manjang, in a statement on Thursday, June 18, pointed out that the failure to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures had resulted in an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 180.

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Plateau government has raised concerns over residents of the state who flout the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Photo credits: The Guardian
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He said the government will now enforce all safety measures and prosecute defaulters.

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The commissioner said the government had noticed that residents of the state were disregarding physical distancing rules and refusing to wear face masks.

The Plateau government said COVID-19 is real and still without a cure. It urged citizens to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of others.

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Meanwhile, a graduate of the University of Lagos, Abiodun Abraham, has made a great input towards the fight against coronavirus in the country.

According to Omasorio Ali Ovie on Twitter, the creative man constructed a disinfectant tunnel that cleans any residue of bacteria and viruses off whoever passes through it.

This kind of machine will go a long way in ensuring personal hygiene in public places as life eases back to normal and activities become full-blown.

In another report, the federal government has warned Nigerians that they are more likely to contract coronavirus now than ever before.

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This was stated by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu at a press briefing on Thursday, February 18.

He said due to the expanding rate of community infections in the country, more Nigerian are at risk of contracting the virus

“Now, more than ever before. If you go out, you are more likely to get COVID-19 than before. You’re at risk of acquiring COVID-19, because of the numbers we have now is more than three, four weeks ago when we had the lockdown,” he said.

He said the relaxed lockdown should not be misinterpreted to mean the pandemic is over Experts had earlier warned that people are not adhering to safety measures, saying more cases should be expected.

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