COVID-19: FG to publish details of relief funds

COVID-19: FG to publish details of relief funds

- Details of funds used for coronavirus fight would be published

- According to the FG, arrangement with the accountant general of the federation has been reached on the issue

- Meanwhile, many Nigerians have donated a good amount of money in the fight

Following criticism from some sections of Nigerians, the presidential task force on COVID-19 says it has agreed to publish full details of funds remitted and disbursed from the nation’s relief account.

This was disclosed by the chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, in Abuja, TVC reports.

He said that the task force has made an agreed arrangement with the accountant general of the Federation to publish the details.

Mustapha who is also the secretary to the federal government also disclosed that many corporate bodies, private individuals and faith-based organisations have made donations to the fund.

Meanwhile, had reported that amid a growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, the federal government has revealed that most of those cases are as a result of the community transmission instead of imported cases.

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Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, raised the alarm on Wednesday, April 8, during the committee's briefing in Abuja.

Aliyu urged people who exhibited symptoms of coronavirus to come out for testing and treatment while also urging medical expert to be one the look.

“More of our cases are now community-linked. We’re having fewer cases that are linked to travel abroad or contact with people who have been abroad. Our health care services need to look out for this alert," he noted.

“At the same time, I would like to encourage the public, those that have suspicion that they have symptoms related to coronavirus not to be afraid but to seek testing and treatment.

“In the vast majority of cases, more than at least 80 per cent of cases of coronavirus infections, most people will have mild or moderate symptoms and will be well.”

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FG told to share coronavirus donations to Nigerians by using BVNs for electronic transfer also reported that the federal government says it can't afford to conduct mass Covid-19 tests for Nigerians due to the population of the country.

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said coronavirus can only be conducted on people with travel histories and established contact with positive cases.

The minister also said the federal government will only rely on the advice of medical experts and WHO to battle the coronavirus.

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