The Presidential Task Force ( PTF) on COVID -19 has stated that churches, mosques, schools, companies et al. expecting reopening must use subsequent weeks to adopt new techniques beneath the COVID -19 era.
Secretary to the govt. Of the federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed this within the course of the day briefing of the assignment pressure in Abuja.
Recall that the federal authorities had extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by means of fortnight (fourteen days).
As stated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, “the fourteen days extra must be put to use by establishment, offices, professional bodies, places of worship, academic institutions, etc. awaiting reopening to plan and undertake new strategies underneath a COVID-19 era in step with the principles.
“Above all, a behavioural shift could also be a need for every citizen because COVID 19 has changed stage completely.
Mustapha, who’s the chairman of the PTF, explained the reasons why the govt—needed to continue the sluggish lockdown with the assistance of fortnight.
He explained that the well taken into consideration decision become taken out of an abundance of caution, modern-day reviews from specific countries and expert advice.
He also, said that the federal authorities are persuaded through the records of worldwide pandemics because of the fact its replete with proof of an exponential rise in epidemic upon early lifting of restrictions, that the 1918 – 1920 influenza stays the prominent current example in human records.
He stated that we must keep an eye on our approach, delicately balance between protection and financial considerations before we reopen the economy, fully.
“Again, I might wish to repeat that the choice isn’t punitive; we feel your pains and also your concerns. However, our destiny stays in our hands and compliance is one of the keys to beginning that destiny.
“As we enter the primary week of the extension of Phase One beneath the eased lockdown regime, we appeal once more to everyone, to diligently follow measures put in place.
“Of unique importance is that the need to obey the curfew, obey the ban on interstate travels, inspect bodily distancing, avoid massive gatherings, examine private and respiratory hygiene and align with the policy on the use of masks/covering.
He similarly reiterated that the PTF COVID-19 is committed and determined to retain to provide the specified leadership for the national response.
The SGF stated that precise directives were issued to security organizations to strictly put into effect the measures “I, therefore, admonish Nigerians to please observe the restrictions fully.
He, however, assured crucial workers in conjunction with the frontline medical personnel, the media, the environmental fitness workers, farmers and agro-related carrier providers, oil and fuel services, aviation, the power zone and a bunch of others that they will be amply protected.
“Your obligation is to carry a legitimate identification card, usually.
He also reminded all Nigerians that the ravaging pressure of the virus doesn’t discriminate on the thought of status, creed, political persuasion, career or where you come from.
“Now is that the time to avoid any distraction from anything quarters and each one finger got to be and remain on deck.
For folks who are suffering from the disease, the SGF stated assistance is out there.
“Do not move underground. It’s important to talk about it and to undertake to hunt out assist. Every effort spares humanity the anguish of the spread of the virus.
He also dismissed insinuations that the govt. purchased the Madagascar herbal remedy.
“We didn’t demand it. It was given through the govt. to African countries. Those five cartons had been delivered to me yesterday, i’m going to give the minister of health beneath whose agencies will perform validation of the herb.
“Well, it handed to me without a bill, so I assume it didn’t include any cost. Madagascar and Chinese issues got to be laid to rest, they’re not imperative to the troubles we’ve at hand. There got not to be further interrogation in topics which can not assist our nation fight COVID -19.
He also stated that our mode of living after COVID -19 “will not be as former again. The gain of the distraction is that it’s going to make us placed on our questioning cap. It will not be business as standard again. It has uncovered the weaknesses altogether our systems even in advanced nations.
In all, All schools, business, religious centres should keep their fingers crossed; the economy might resume to normal in the next fourteen days.