August 5, 2021

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Expect massive rise in Covid 19 infection – Boss Mustapha

The Chairman of the presidential task force on Covid 19 has reported that Nigerians should expect a massive rise in Covid 19 infections in two weeks time.

Boss Mustapha also condemned the fact that travellers fail to present themselves for testing when they arrive the country. Records show that only one out of three travellers present themselves for testing when they arrive the country.

He said; 

“The PTF at the last briefing cautioned on the need to avoid complacency on account of the low number of infections published daily and the possibility of a second wave. That advice was premised on the fact that risk perception remains very low and sample collection has been on the decline.”

Mustapha also expressed fear of the recent governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States as well as the #EndSARS nationwide protests triggering an increased Coronavirus infection in the country. 

He added; 

“The PTF is highlighting these issues repeatedly because we remain at risk of importation, having opened our airspace and massive spread as a result of the protests. The next week or two remain critical.

“The PTF similarly announced sanctions as a consequence of any infraction. Having observed serious non-compliance to the level of 65%, the need has arisen to activate the sanctions, including the suspension of the passports of such defaulting individuals for a period of six months minimum.”

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