“How Increased Travels, Religious Activities, Others Triggered Hike In COVID-19 Cases” –PTF

 “How Increased Travels, Religious Activities, Others Triggered Hike In COVID-19 Cases” –PTF

​The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has highlighted the factors that led to the increased figures of Coronavirus recorded in the country since November 2020.

Addressing reporters on Monday, January 11, 2021, in Abuja, the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, revealed that increased local and international travels were among the major factors.

He listed the others to include increased business and religious activities, reopening of Schools without strict compliance with COIVID-19 safety measures.

Mr Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), faulted the attitude of some State authorities to the management of the disease; noting that no State in Nigeria is immune to the pandemic even if reports are not coming out of such States.

The PTF Chairman urged the people to stay away from activities that can expose them to the virus as the nation’s tally crossed 100,000.

He announced that the Government has concluded plans to roll out the pilot exercise on the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test-Kits (RDTs) ​next week in five Tertiary Health Institutions in Abuja.

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