FG set up special task force on coronavirus

FG set up special task force on coronavirus

- The FG has set up task force for the control of coronavirus

- Meanwhile, chairman of the task force is the SGF Boss Mustapha

- According to Mustapha, the committee has six months to complete its assignment

Following the growing cases of coronavirus around the world, the Nigerian federal government has on Tuesday, March 16, set up a Presidential Task Force for the control of the disease.

The Nation reports that the 12-member committee is to be chaired by the secretary to the government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The SGF, while inaugurating the committee in Abuja, said it had six months to complete its assignment.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the dreaded coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, France president Emmanuel Macron has taken a raft of measures to protect citizens and small businesses from escalating tough economic times.

In his address on Monday, March 16, Macron relieved French nationals from paying rent, taxes and household bills for the time the country and entire world will be battling COVID-19 pandemic.

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Macron also put the country on full lockdown and declared war on the dreaded virus which he exuded confidence would be defeated.

The 42-year-old leader urged citizens to remain indoors as a way of preventing the virus which has been spreading rapidly, making Europe the new epicentre of coronavirus.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the government will only allow people to leave their houses if going for shopping, or heading to absolutely essential work.

Those who would want to leave their homes for other reasons would be required to download a form and fill it stating why and where they would want to go, failure to which they would be subjected to a punitive fine.

European nations have shut their borders as the global pandemic continues to cause fatalities.

So far, France has recorded over 6000 cases of COVID-19 and 148 deaths from the pandemic.

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