COVID-19 Presidential Task Force coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu has said that 60% of Nigerians living in the South East don’t believe they should be worried about the virus.
Naija News NG reports that the coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 said that a survey was conducted recently and the above is the information gathered.
Aliyu revealed this while speaking at the presidential task force on coronavirus yesterday June 22.
”Nigerians have continued to show persistent and remarkable lack of compliance to COVID-19 prevention protocols which is quite worrying.
In the cities where the adherence to these protocols were high in the initial two weeks of the ease lockdown, progressively over time, citizens are letting down their guards and this remains of great concern. There is partial to total non-compliance to face mask and physical distancing protocols by the public. Many Nigerians only use their facemask either to avoid security agents or where they are told to do so.
Aliyu said in the South East 60% doesn’t believe the virus was an issue at all.
There is also significant disbelief in the danger and impact of COVID19. In parts of the South East where we did a survey, 60% did not believe that COVID was an issue at all.
We clearly are not taking the pandemic seriously enough.” he said