Buhari, PTF delegation meet as Nigeria records increase in COVID-19 cases

Buhari, PTF delegation meet as Nigeria records increase in COVID-19 cases

- The federal government is taking steps to stop the spread of the rampaging coronavirus in Nigeria

- The Nigerian leader held a meeting with members of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF)

- This was disclosed by the personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad

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President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Sunday, May 31 at his residence, in the State House, Abuja.

This was revealed in a tweet by the personal assistant to President Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad who shared photos from the meeting via his Twitter account @BashirAhmaad.

The PTF delegation was led to the presidential villa by Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

According to a report by Channels TV, the COVID-19 task force is expected to submit a report on the second phase of the eased lockdown to President Buhari.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos state recorded its highest daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases according to the latest statistics announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, May 30.

Lagos got 378 new cases to brings its total to 4,755, which is exactly five times higher than that of Kano, the state with the second-highest number of confirmed cases, which now has 951.

In the result announced by the NCDC on its official Twitter handle late on Saturday, 12 Nigerians also died on the same day from the deadly pandemic to bring total deaths to 273 in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The disease control body also reported that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours while 2,856 cases have been discharged.

Similarly, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Muhammadu-Buhari-led administration, the presidency has outlined some important measures put in place by the president to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

In a piece put together by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, President Buhari was quoted as saying that he adopted a two-step approach to tackling the pandemic.

The first approach is focused on the protection of lives (of Nigerians and other residents) while the second borders on protecting businesses and workers from the harsh impact of the pandemic.

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