National Coordinator, Presidential Taskforce Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says people are being smuggled out of Lagos State in trucks.
Speaking at a briefing of the task force in Abuja yesterday, he said inter-state travels were worsening the community transmission of coronavirus.
“We’ve noticed that community spread is now being traced to people travelling across state borders. We need to try and restrict our movements in order to stop the spread of this Coronavirus infection. This is particularly pertinent with regards to the news of people being smuggled in trucks out of Lagos.
“I’d like to highlight the need for donors to safeguard lives and basic health protocols during the distribution of palliatives within local communities. It’s important they maintain health and safety,” he said.
He described the rise of aggressive behaviour and non-conformity to physical distancing as unacceptable and a major risk to communities.
“It is serious public safety concern,” Aliyu emphasised.
Source: News update