- The federal government is concerned about the attitude of Nigerians towards COVID-19
- The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against complacency
- The PTF urged Nigerians to change their attitude of scepticism and nonchalance to the virus
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against complacency even though the country has been reporting fewer cases of the virus in recent months.
The chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, issued the warning during a briefing of the task force on Thursday, October 8 in Abuja.
“Although Nigeria is no longer in the top five countries by cumulative deaths in Africa, the PTF continues to urge Nigerians to change their attitude of scepticism and nonchalance to the virus.
“For the avoidance of doubts, the virus is real, ferocious and deadly. To date, Nigeria has recorded 59,738 confirmed cases and 1,113 fatalities.
“The PTF is fully conscious, but not deceived, by the fact that our recovery rate is high and very encouraging. The only way to detect, isolate, trace and treat.”
While giving an update about flights coming into Nigeria, Mustapha said:
“The PTF and relevant agencies are working with the European Union on the issue of flights into Nigeria.
“As soon as negotiations are completed, Nigerians will be informed accordingly. For flights currently allowed into Nigeria, we are seeing a combined number of 4,500 arriving passengers per day into Lagos and Abuja.”
Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria seems to be winning the war against the novel coronavirus as the numbers of COVID-19 cases decrease on a daily basis.
From the recent updates, there are indications that the country has not recorded any new deaths from the contagion in the last few days.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government recently clarified that Nigeria had not placed an order for any vaccines from Russia.
The government made the clarification following reports that about 20 countries had ordered billions of the Russian vaccine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of the coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, for use in August.
The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said:
“Nigeria has not ordered any vaccines from Russia. Nigeria is working with many critical stakeholders to access vaccines that have gone through the required clinical trials and approval processes.”
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