The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised that only virtual meetings should be held until the end of the pandemic in the Nigeria.
Dr Sani Aliyu, the National Cordinator of the PTF noted that physical meetings from government side should be seriously discouraged.
Aliyu recommended that the private sector should also continue to maintain virtual meetings.
According to the coordinator, by opening the airspaces, the PTF did not say that people should start roaming all over the country for meetings that should be held virtually.
“It is still safer to keep in a place than move around. The opening of shop should follow the directive and arrangements of local authorities, while observing laid out non pharmaceutical interventions.
“We call on security services to ensure that all those places that we have advised to close including bars, Cinemas, Gyms, Event Centres and Night clubs should remain closed,” he added.
Aliyu revealed that the PTF had interfaced with its partners and Nigerians and we had listened to their comments.
Moving forward, he said that the PTF would ensure reinforcing of non pharmaceutical interventions because it was very clear.
“We would increase our public awareness campaign because there is no vaccine for COVID-19 and no preventive therapy.
“The only thing that will get us out of this pandemic is by changing our behavior.
“We know from the experience of other countries that political commitment at the highest level is essential if the COVID-19 response is going to be successful.
“We’ve also improved our coordination with the private sector, which continues to be low compared to where we want it to be,” he explained.
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