The minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the government is tracking 4,370 people of interest with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lai stated this while updating the press on the measures taken by the Federal Government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “We have 4,370 people of interest whom we are tracing.”
He, however, noted that keeping track of such persons of interest was not without challenges as some Nigerians who flew into the country from overseas filled wrong addresses and phone numbers in their forms, making it difficult to trace them when the need arises.
Lai maintained that the government was not getting the kind of cooperation that this moment deserves from Nigerians, as: “Many are busy engaging in meaningless criticisms instead of complying with the stipulated directives to keep people safe.”
He said: “We are on the verge of reaching the level of community spread. We must stop this immediately or we will record exponential cases in the days ahead.”