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COVID-19: Buhari receives updates from PTF

President Muhammadu Buhari met with a delegation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Sunday.

Mustapha led the team comprising Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehinare, Director General of Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, and National Coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19 Dr Aliyu Sani, to the President.

Buhari was updated on the developments surrounding the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Presidential Task Force (PTF).

At the briefing, the task force is however expected to submit to President Buhari a report on the second phase of the ease of lockdown announced two weeks ago.

This report will guide the President in taking decisions on efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, recording more than 500 new single-day infections for the first time.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), this takes the country’s total number of infections to 9,855 of which 2,856 have been discharged and 273 fatalities recorded.

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