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Relaxing Lockdown Will Prove Costly In Fight Against COVID-19 – Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has said states relaxing the lockdown imposed on them to control the spread of coronavirus will have themselves to blame.

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He said the action will prove costly as it gives people the opportunity to break the social distancing advisory by health experts and the government.

Agbaje warned that social distancing is our best weapon against the virus, saying our health system is too weak to withstand any pressure.

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“The decision by some state governors to pause social distancing advisory for Easter and Jumat will be counter productive and could reverse the gains achieved thus far in stemming the tide of the pandemic.
“Why pause at this time, when cases are on the increase with more states being affected? We are in the stage of community infection which is the most dangerous stage.
“Coronavirus will not go on break or avoid mosques and churches. I plead that they reverse the decision & reinforce the stay at home! With our weak health system, SOCIAL DISTANCING is our strongest weapon to survive the pandemic,” he said.
The Ondo State government has announced that churches will be allowed to hold services during the season while Katsina State has lifted a ban on jumat services across the state.

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