The National Economic Council said it is concerned over the rising cases of coronavirus in Nigeria and has resolved for stricter enforcements of social distancing implementations.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in a statement on Friday morning.
- “At the just concluded National Economic Council meeting, we expressed concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 and have resolved to ensure rigorous and strict enforcement of certain interventions.”
These interventions are listed below. We urge our dear citizens to take this seriously, wear a mask and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/YcQ6CNVDKs
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) December 18, 2020
- Stop all physical gatherings and instead opt for virtual meetings, whenever possible, “if physical meeting must be held, ensure adequate ventilation of room, limit number of attendees, wear face mask.”
- Temperature checks must be carried out on all employees and customers entering offices and business premises.
- No Mask, no entry, no service.
- All office and business premises must have a handwashing station with water and soap or hand sanitizer.
- 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.
The Vice President said the administration will continue to work hard at protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians at all times.
What you should know
Nairametrics reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Thursday, 17th December 2020, recorded the highest number of daily cases recorded since the outbreak. 1,145 new confirmed covid-19 cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria, taking the total tally to 76,207 confirmed cases and 1,201 deaths, year to date.