COVID-19: FG urge 60 and above to stay at home


The Federal Government on Monday advised people in their sixties and battling two or more diseases to stay at home as they are susceptible to COVID-19 infection.

Mukhtar Muhammad, Incident Manager, National COVID-19 Response Centre of the Presidential Task Force, gave this advice while amplifying the renewed fight against COVID-19 by the federal government amid the ravaging strains of the virus in India, South Africa, Turkey and Brazil.

To avert a similar occurrence in Nigeria, Mohammed said preventive measures including a nationwide curfew would be fully enforced from midnight of Monday and went on to advise people from 60 years old to stay in door.

 His word, “The nationwide curfew will be imposed tonight at midnight and it will run through till 4am. No formal restrictions on movement within the country even as citizens are encouraged to refrain from non-essential movements and comply with all non-pharmaceutical interventions and guidelines.

“People who are above 60 and or with co-morbidities are encouraged to stay at home. Only essential international travels are encouraged.”


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