In the wake of the second wave of coronavirus, the National Economic Council (NEC) on Friday, December 18, released measures that must be strictly adhered to in order to contain the spread of the disease.
Legit.ng gathered that NEC had expressed serious concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country and resolved to act quickly.
The council after a virtual meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, December 17, advocated for stricter enforcements of social distancing.
In this piece, Legit.ng lists five strict measures taken by the council in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly virus, according to Osinbajo.
1. Restrict physical gatherings and instead opt for virtual meetings, whenever possible.
2. Temperature checks must be carried out on all employees and customers entering offices and business premises.
3. No mask, no entry, no service.
4. All office and business premises must have a handwashing station with running water and soap or hand sanitiser at the entrance.
5. Office, shops, and business premises must be well ventilated and cleaned regularly throughout the day. An occupational health and infectious diseases preparedness plan must be in place.
Osinbajo also noted that the present administration will continue to work hard at protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians at all times.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that new information indicates that Nigerians are faced with the prospects of entering a second lockdown if the rise in COVID-19 cases continues unchecked.
NEC said another lockdown will be the last resort in the wake of the second wave of the disease.
One of the attendees of the meeting, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state told the press that Nigerians need to abide by the COVID-19 protocols to avoid the shutdown of the economy.
In a related development, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, December 17, said the nation recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases ever since the outbreak of the pandemic.
NCDC reported that the number of new infections rose to 1,145 bringing the total confirmed cases to 76,207 with 67,110 persons discharged and 1,201 deaths.
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