COVID-19: Children’s safety more important than resumption, FG insist

COVID-19: Children’s safety more important than resumption, FG insist

The PTF on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to go for a voluntary test to know their coronavirus status Boss Mustapha, the PTF chairman and SGF, made the plea on Monday, July 13, during a briefing on the COVID-19. Boss Mustapha said that despite the agitation for the reopening of schools, the FG would take its

The PTF on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to go for a voluntary test to know their coronavirus status

Boss Mustapha, the PTF chairman and SGF, made the plea on Monday, July 13, during a briefing on the COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha said that despite the agitation for the reopening of schools, the FG would take its time to ensure adequate safety for the Nigerian children before resumption

The task force also advised that all government and board meetings should be restricted to the virtual, adding that all unnecessary travels for meetings by government officials should be suspended until further notice.

He said the only way Nigeria could detect, almost accurately, the level of the spread of COVID-19 in the country would be when as many Nigerians as possible get tested.

He, however, allayed associated fears of death from being infected, noting that COVID-19 is not a death sentence, but emphasised the need for the elderly and those with terminal illnesses to be kept away from being exposed to the disease as they are the most vulnerable in society.

“As we progress in this phase and acknowledging that testing capacity has to be increased, we encourage as many Nigerians as possible to get tested, we have expanded the network of sample collection centres.

“In Abuja, a sample collection centre has been set up at THIS DAY DOME and all government hospitals in the FCT have been designated as sample collection centres.

The Honourable minister of health would provide details in due course.

“Getting tested is the only sure way of making sure we know the prevalence of the virus and understand how to tackle it effectively,” he said.

He, however, charged Nigerians to remain vigilant, adding that the pandemic would not go away by mere wish.

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