Eminent virologist and Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Tomori, said he was in support of the new directive, adding that it was a targeted approach.
Tomori noted that Nigerians had thrown caution to the wind and were no longer adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.
He said the National Sports Festival which took place in Edo State recently ought not to have taken place.
The virologist argued that COVID-19 threat was not yet over and the Indian experience was proof that there could be resurgence.
Tomori said, “I am in support of this new directive as long as it does not include total lockdown. This approach is a targeted one and I think it is welcome. People no longer adhere to guidelines such as wearing masks and social distancing.
“In my opinion, the National Sports Festival shouldn’t have happened. This new approach which includes shutting of night clubs and others is welcome.”