- FG has warned that the recent drop in Covid-19 cases should not be mistaken as a victory
- Boss Mustapha, Covid-19 PTF chairman, warned Nigerians to be responsible so that the country can build on its success
- The SGF also disclosed that 684 people evacuated from different countries tested positive to Covid-19 so far
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The presidential task force on Covid-19 has revealed that 684 evacuees have tested positive to the coronavirus infection.
The PTF chairman Boss Mustapha made this known on Thursday, August 13, during the committee's media briefing in Abuja.
Mustapha, who is also the secretary to the government of the federation, said 14,906 people have been evacuated so far from over ten different countries. Out of this number, 13,844 evacuees have undergone coronavirus test and 684 evacuees tested positive.
He further added that more stranded Nigerians will be evacuated from different countries as the government continues to extend hands of assistance to its citizens abroad.
“It may interest you to note that of the 14,906 evacuees received during this COVID-19 pandemic, close to 80 per cent are youths for which we are glad that only 684 tested positive to the Coronavirus out of the 13,844 so far tested.
“In the coming days, we hope to receive more evacuees from different parts of the world,” Mustapha said.
The PTF chairman, however, warned that the drop in the Covid-19 case nationally should never be misconstrued as the victory over the virus.
Nigeria presently has 48,116 confirmed coronavirus cases with an impressive figure of 34,309 recoveries.
Meanwhile, 966 deaths have been recorded as the country still continues to occupy its place behind South Africa and Egypt on the continental level.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ministry of Health has cautioned against the "second wave of Covid-19 pandemic" which it said will be disastrous to the economy of the country and lives.
Speaking during the Covid-19 presidential task force briefing on Monday, August 3, Dr Sani Aliyu who is the coordinator of the committee gave the warning.
Sani urged "businesses that are reopening to align themselves" with the safety protocols and guidelines of the coronavirus.
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