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COVID-19: Buhari’s task force says Nigeria has long way to go, speaks on Kano deaths

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigeria still has a long way to go despite progress so far made to combat the spread of the infection.

This was said on Monday by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the (PTF), Boss Mustapha, at the daily media briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

Mustapha also said the situation in Kano State was being closely monitored.

The SGF said that all Nigerians must take responsibility for the fight against COVID-19.

“Over the last four weeks, we made appreciable progress but we are not yet out of the woods because a lot more is required to be done.

“Nigerians at all levels must take responsibility for our actions, adopt behavioural modification, ensure compliance with advisories and provide guidance to our followers and youths.

“The PTF has continued to assess the situation nationwide and an appropriate Report has been submitted to Mr. President for decision making.

“It is expected that once a decision is made, the President will address Nigerians on further measures to be taken, later today. I urge all Nigerians to be on the lookout for the broadcast.

“The PTF shall continue to pursue the strategy of aggressive testing, detection, isolation, contact tracing, care and management. Similarly, non-pharmaceutical measures will be enhanced,” he said.

On the mass deaths in Kano State, Mustapha said the task force, inactive conjunction with the state government, was following developments up closely, being guided by the Federal Ministry of Health and other development partners.

“The situation in Kano is being addressed very closely by the NCDC in strong partnership with the State government and guidance by the Federal Ministry of health as well as support from our development partners,” he said

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