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COVID-19: FG gives condition to end lockdown

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that the success recorded in the battle to decrease the unfold of COVID-19, will decide when the lockdown would be relaxed.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday, prolonging the preliminary two-week stay-at-home order by means of another 14 days.

The chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, talking throughout Friday’s briefing, entreated Nigerians to collaborate with the authorities in the effort to attain success in the war.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a long-term effort and we need to exercise endurance as we regularly stroll out of danger, reopen our society and her monetary life. This virus has no vaccine. Success will imply a return to normalcy and we can solely declare victory when:

“Cases are no longer increasing; we have no unknown sources for cases; deaths are no longer increasing; greater admissions are discharged. The solely route to these is your full collaboration and compliance.

“The PTF has persevered to present day by day scenario reviews to Nigerians and we thank you for your involvement and attention. The goal is to have interaction with you, cast off misinformation, rumours, faux information etc.

“One month down the line, the PTF has labored in shut concert with the worldwide community, the non-public zone and all Nigerians however so much extra stay to be accomplished. As we have continually instructed you, this is a combat with a vicious enemy and our aim is to in the end flatten the curve.

“To reap this final objective, therefore, (i.e flatten the curve of infection) the PTF craves the full appreciation and cooperation of Nigerians.

“We, therefore, proceed to appeal to all our residents to obey the orders to continue to be at home and respect the advisories on personal hygiene, social distancing, report symptoms to the nearest suitable clinical facility, remain at home and go into isolation for the sake of your cherished ones and the society. This appeal can by no means be over emphasised,” Mustapha said.

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