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Travels, School Reopening Caused Rise In COVID-19 Cases – PTF

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday, said travels, reopening of schools, businesses and religious centres have contributed to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

Mustapha stated this during the PTF media briefing in Abuja, on Monday.

He said, “It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rising in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities, reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID-19 safety measures.”

“The full import of the fore-going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions.”

In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Monday disclosed that it would review the January 18 earlier date scheduled for the resumption of schools across Nigeria.

The Federal Government attributed its decision to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Source: Naija News