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COVID-19: FG Says Nigeria Yet to Reach Peak of Infection

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigeria is yet to reach the peak of the deadly disease infections.

Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); Boss Mustapha disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja.

Mustapha disclosed that it was necessary to restate to the citizenry that Nigeria had not reached the peak of confirmed cases; adding that the battle against COVID-19 was a long term battle. Further, he urged Nigerians to pursue a strategy that would aid the sustainable control of the spread of COVID-19; stressing that risk communications and community engagement should remain top priority.

The PTF Chairman added that precision approach to containment and management should be adopted; based on the overall assessment, including available data on the public health considerations and resultant economic impacts. In his view, the PTF is of the opinion that Nigeria is ready to allow science and data determine her cautious advancement into the second phase of the eased lock down for a period of four weeks.

By Sally Ahmed

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