FG EXTENDS COVID 19 LOCKDOWN BY FOUR WEEKS

By Banji Aluko

The Federal Government has announced extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha announced this during the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday

The extension followed the approval of recommendations made by the PTF to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He explained that the extension is necessary to address identified challenges and improving the National Response to eventually win the fight against the pandemic.

He said the PTF reached the conclusion that for Nigeria, it is important to ensure that restrictions are not completely relaxed in order to control transmission, saying that it is also important that at this Community Transmission Phase of the pandemic, sub-national governments step up to take more responsibilities by owning the response.

Source: tribuneonlineng