A warning from Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria, the protesters continue protesting.
But he said on Thursday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 Media Briefing in Abuja, that they should be mindful of coronavirus.
Recall that demonstrations against police brutality have taken place in cities across the country in the past week.
Ihekweazu said, new number of cases will determined by our own behaviour and the circumstances that we find ourselves.
We published guidelines with the Federal Ministry of Education to mitigate those risks. But the outcome will base on how they implement the guidelines.
“You can see some of the demonstrations happening across the country. The virus does not know whether you’re young or old, policeman or a demonstrator; it uses the opportunity to jump from person to person.
We just have to keep advising everyone to continue wearing their mask and wash hands regularly and the last thing is social distance for safety, he said.