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Coronavirus: FG May Use Police, Military For Contact Tracing–Lai Mohammed

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Folawemi Durosomo

The Federal Government has said that it will unveil tougher measures to curtail the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the statement in a briefing at Abuja.

He said the government might use military and the Police for contact tracing. He stated that if proper contact tracing is not done properly”… the figure will multiply every five days…”

“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.

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“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 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 is already working on that. We don’t want the figure we have now to multiply. We should work towards containment which is cheaper,” he said.

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