60% Of Igbo Believe COVID-19 Is A Scam, They Only Wear Face Mask to Avoid Harassment – PTF Coordinator
The Nigerian government has revealed that most people, specially in the South-East region, do no longer agree with in the existence of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), whilst addressing the press on Monday, stated at least 60% of the people in the area trust COVID-19 is a scam.
He additionally stated that some states denying the existence of the virus have been placing their residents at risk.
“There’s additionally significant disbelief in the danger and have an impact on of COVID-19, in components of the southeast where we did a currentsurvey, 60 per cent did not accept as true with that COVID-19 was an issue at all. We honestly are now not taking the pandemic severely enough,” he said.
The PTF called on residents to challenge those who appear in public places without their face masks.
“There’s partial to whole non-compliance with face masks and physical distance in protocols by the public as previously noted via the DG NCDC,” he said.
He lamented that many people only wear their face masks either to avoid being harassed by securityagents, or when they are compelled to do so.