COVID-19: PTF says The Pandemic Has Only Started In Nigeria.


As Nigeria's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 12,000 and the death toll hits 342 on Sunday, Presidential Tasks Force on COVID-19 has said the Country may just be starting to experience the pandemic.
The PTF noted this following the record of 12,000 cases and 342 deaths recorded as of Sunday.

According to the PTF, Nigerians were avoiding being tested; a situation which he noted were responsible for the low testing ratio to the population.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation who also is the chairman of the PTF made known at the House of Representatives yesterday when he appeared before a joint committee of the House to account for the funds allocated and donated for the fight against the pandemic.

Mustapha expressed uncertainties over the pandemic, while urging the lawmakers to help extend the campaign to the grassroots.

He noted that the virus is still very much dangerous and that the country had not yet reached its peak. Mustapha emphasised that there is no vaccine or cure for the ravaging virus(COVID-19) and the whole of human race is very overwhelmed by it.
"Today, We are masked up, we never used to know it like this, please, honourable members, there is a lot you can do for us; alot of legislative actions that can be taken, looking into the future. we are dealing with it today; the next pandemic must not catch us unawares. we must prepare for it" He said.

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