Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has revealed that the Federal Government is expected to announce the next phase of eased lockdown in the country on Tuesday, June 30.
Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known on Monday.
He disclosed this after the task force members met with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to Buhari, quoted Mustapha saying;
Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.
Today is the last day of the Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 29, 2020
Speaking personally to journalist at the villa, the Chairman also stated that the country is set to introduce what has been tagged ‘Precision Lockdown’, as the second phase of the lockdown expires today.
According to him, the Precision Lockdown will enable state authorities embark on aggressive testing.
Mustapha noted that only eighteen local governments are responsible at least sixty percent of the total number of cases across the country.
The PTF chairman said 80% of the infections are in the age bracket of 31 to 40, which he described as a very active part of the population.
He stated that the PTF is majorly worried about the remaining 20% as nobody knows who may become victim among them.
Others in the delegation were the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; the Coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.
The meeting took place to brief Buhari on the ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and the next steps to be taken.