The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has threatened to expose those who failed to comply with the directive to isolate themselves.
It is believed that he is set to do this with the aim of preventing the widespread of the virus. He issued the threat on Monday in Abuja while giving an update on the COVID19 pandemic in the country.
“We are asking some people to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the spread of COVID19.
“Self isolation is an effective precautionary measure to protect those around you, your family and friends from contracting COVID19; it means taking simple common sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible,” he said.
The minister urged Nigerians to take self-isolation and social distancing very seriously. He clearly stated that the government would not make self-isolation a compulsory task regardless of what other African countries had done.
The minister said that the government would rely on the wisdom of responsibility of Nigerians, especially travelers from high-risk countries, to self-isolate.
“We will continue to plead with those who have traveled out of Nigeria in the last 14 days to report, so that we won’t get to the point where our health system will be burdened,” he said.
Meanwhile, it has been reported by NCDC that Nigeria has confirmed 4 new cases of the deadly coronavirus earlier.
According to their report, 3 are in Lagos state while 1 is in Abuja.
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