BY LEVI JOHNSON
The Federal Government has decried and expressed worries that more than 1,300 contacts who are coronavirus suspects have dissolved into society and yet to be traced.
It declared that every Nigerian be prepared for tougher measures to curtail the ongoing spread of Corona Virus Disease( CONVID-19).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the disclosures at a briefing in Abuja.
He said the government might use the military and the Nigeria Police for contact tracing.
He said with the likely multiplication of infections every five days, thousands would have been affected.
His world: “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.
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“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 travelled 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.”