COVID-19: FG Says Nigeria Is Not Ready For Full Reopening Of Economy

Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation on Thursday, October 15, said that Nigeria is not ready for full reopening of the economy while calling caution against the second wave of coronavirus infection in the country.


The chairman of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) made this known while speaking at the joint national briefing in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.


According to him, the PTF continues to rely on data, research, science, and experience of other nations to inform decisions at all stages.

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The SGF went on to note that emerging statistics indicated that Nigerians still have to be cautious due to the second wave of the virus across the world.


He said:


“Our National response to COVID-19 remains targeted at achieving the purposes of epidemic control through reduced transmission and minimizing mortality among vulnerable parts of the population.”


Mustapha further confirms that the test positivity ratio to less than 5% corroborates the belief that the epidemic curve is flattening, despite the unsatisfactory testing rate.

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