The PTF coordinator Dr. Sani Aliyu has come out to reveal that 60% of the people in the south East do not believe that the novel coronavirus exist. The PTF coordinator revealed this during the daily press briefing.
He explained that the figures were gotten from a recent survey carried out around the country. ‘Nigerians have continued to show persistent and remarkable lack of compliance to COVID19 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.
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.” Sani Aliyu explained.
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