The Federal Government has announced that it might be forced to implement tougher measures to curtail further spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He said these new measures will be unveiled in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Mohammed expressed worries that more than 1,300 contacts who have dissolved into the society are yet to be traced despite efforts made by the Government.
He noted that unwillingness on the part of some returnees to submit themselves for testing might increase the number of infections in the country.
To check this, the minister said the Federal Government may be forced to employ the services of security operatives to trace contacts.
He urged people who just returned to the country to willingly submit themselves for proper check and contact tracing.
The federal government last week ordered the closure of all tertiary institutions in the country and placed a travel ban on 15 countries with over 1,000 cases of covid-19.