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Coronavirus: I will support total lockdown if… – Tinubu

Sodiq Oyeleke

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, threw his weight behind the call for the lockdown of Nigeria over Coronavirus.

Tinubu spoke after a closed-door meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina.

He explained that many countries have been locked down over rising cases of coronavirus.

He said, “We need to observe social distancing. It is a new culture that we have to abide with. I will support total lockdown if the government decides to do that. I am in support of it. There should be a total lockdown if the government observes that we are not complying.

“I could listen attentively to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johson yesterday (Tuesday); and Great Britain is under lockdown now. If we have to do it, the government will do it.”

Nigeria has closed down all international flights for a month, shut schools, markets and restricted gatherings in a string of country’s bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Public servants have also been asked to stay at home as coronavirus cases in the country rise to 42

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