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8. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

PTF: No plans for another nationwide lockdown

Federal authorities say it does not intend to put the nation through another lockdown even as the second wave of Coronavirus persists, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 assured on Thursday in a statement it issued in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

PTF: Travels, school reopening caused coronavirus surge

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said travels, reopening of schools, businesses and religious centres contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government to review coronavirus safety protocols, school resumption date

The Federal Government has announced its decision to review the COVID-19 safety protocols as well as the January 18 resumption date for schools in the light of Nigeria’s grim epidemiological situation with regards to the pandemic.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigerian government lists requirements for travellers, rolls out quarantine protocol

The new provisional quarantine protocol for passengers arriving Nigeria introduced by the federal government has come into effect from Monday, 11th January, 2021.
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VP Osinbajo rallies Nigerians to commit to national unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
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VP Osinbajo: Nigeria better as one indivisible nation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it will continue to support states to strengthen their health security capacity in 2021. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, DG of NCDC, disclosed on Friday in Abuja in an interview.

PTF: Fresh lockdown may be imposed if coronavirus cases rise with deaths

Due to the rising cases of the second wave of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, has said that a fresh lockdown may be required.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Lagos records 807 new coronavirus cases

Lagos State registered 807 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 1,565 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria recorded on Thursday recorded 1,565 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 95,934 .
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria now at tipping point – PTF

The Federal Government, yesterday, took stock of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic vis-a-vis the attitude of Nigerians to embracing safety precautions, and concluded that the country was now at a tipping point.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.

President Buhari, others to take coronavirus vaccines on live television

The Federal Government has said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive awareness.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Coronavirus vaccines may not arrive as quickly as expected – minister

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has warned Nigerians against complacency in containing the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccines may not arrive the country as soon as expected.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Nigerian government approves establishment of life-support oxygen plants nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each state of the federation to aid gas available for life support for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

PTF: 731 Batch B NYSC members test positive for coronavirus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 91,351; 1,318 deaths

Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,204 new coronavirus cases

“Remember COVID-19 can spread from people that look and feel well. Don’t let your guard down around friends or relatives just because they look healthy – they may not know they are infected but can unintentionally spread COVID-19,” it advised.

Nigerian doctors knock states for reopening schools

Pupils are resuming in some states on Monday despite the caution by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control that schools should remain shut to contain the Corovnavirus spike.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigerian government places ban on 100 passengers for violating coronavirus protocol

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, signed the travel restrictions order, for their failure to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning into the country from abroad.

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