The federal authorities has revealed plans to deploy the navy and police to implement social distancing as a part of efforts to restrict the unfold of the novel coronavirus illness.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this whereas briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The minister deplored some non secular leaders’ choice to flout directives to keep away from massive gatherings.
Some mosques and church buildings opened for prayers and repair on Friday and Sunday respectively in opposition to the federal government’s directive.
And the minister stated: “The Federal Government is conscious that some political and spiritual leaders have both denied the existence of coronavirus or have defied the directives to keep away from a big gathering.
“Leaders of all hues should present nice duty at the moment. They should keep away from placing the lives of not simply their followers but in addition these of most people at risk.
“Nigerians too must take responsibility, do what they are requested to do to stay safe and stop blaming others. For those who would continue to willfully flout the directives aimed at checking the spread of this disease, the long arm of the law will soon catch them.”
He stated Nigerians ought to be prepared for harder measures to include the unfold of the lethal coronavirus.
The Presidential Task Force on the Control of Coronavirus had really helpful some harder measures which might be launched later in the present day or tomorrow morning, he disclosed.
“We need to attraction to Nigerians to proceed to assist the efforts of the federal government in any respect ranges to defeat this coronavirus. We are hoping for the very best in our efforts to include the illness, however we’re ready for the worst.
“The truth is that things may yet get worse than it is now, hence the need for all hands to be on deck. Tougher decisions may yet be on the way to contain this disease. But whatever decision is taken will be in the best interest of Nigerians,” Mohammed stated.