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COVID-19: MURIC raises alarm over second wave, tells Buhari to ban worldwide flights

Following stories worldwide indicating a second wave of the dreaded Coronavirus, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to limit worldwide flights instantly.

MURIC’s name was contained in a press assertion issued to DAILY POST on Wednesday by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

The group warned that the second wave of COVID-19 shall be undoubtedly extreme, noting that the virus has killed 1.49 million folks globally with 64.2 million contaminated and 41.2 million have recovered.

“We recall that the primary index case of COVID-19 in Nigeria which was reported on 27th February, 2020 got here in from Italy,” MURIC stated.

“A second case was reported inside two weeks of the primary in Ewekoro, Ogun State on ninth March, 2020. All hell broke unfastened quickly after and the nation got here beneath lockdown for about three months with dire penalties. The present financial recession is among the fallouts.

“Nigeria shouldn’t enable a return of the lethal pandemic. In view of the rise in its unfold in the USA, France, Britain, and so forth, the Federal Authorities (FG) ought to act now earlier than it’s too late. Worldwide passengers troop into the nation each day and there was no report of quarantines. All passengers have been allowed to come back into the nation. We imagine this isn’t ok.

“MURIC, subsequently, calls on FG to right away put restrictions on passengers and crews on worldwide flights. This can be in type of COVID-19 protocols like isolation and quarantine the place vital.”

MURIC stated it noticed that intending passengers on the native airports haven’t been practising social distancing, noting particularly that passengers on queue on the ticket counters haven’t strictly adhered to it.