Friday Olokor and Leke Baiyewu
The Presidential Process Power on COVID-19 has warned #EndSARS protesters towards contracting and spreading the virus whereas gathering to protest towards the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad of the Nigeria Police Power.
It additionally referred to as on Nigerians to be take precautions whereas travelling or planning to obtain travellers from the US of America, United Kingdom, India, Russia and France.
The calls had been made on the PTF’s media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
The Nationwide Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, whereas answering a query on the protests, mentioned, “On the affect of what has been occurring and incidence of (having) new COVID-19 infections within the nation, we’re monitoring the scenario when it comes to testing carefully.
“We are going to proceed to induce all – the younger, the previous, and the weak – to please watch out. Any mass gathering of any kind is an occasion amplifying the scenario for COVID-19. And COVID-19 remains to be very a lot round with us, we don’t need to get contaminated and carry the an infection to our family members, particularly these at house that is perhaps weak.”
The duty drive’s chairman and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, additionally corroborated Aliyu’s place.
The SGF, who urged the #EndSARS protesters to harken to the invitation to dialogue, emphasising that non-compliance with the non-pharmaceutical protocols had been dangerous adventures that should be averted.
“We urge everybody who has been uncovered unduly to giant gathering to get examined and/or report any indicators of the signs of COVID-19,” he mentioned.
Mustapha additionally famous that the worldwide circumstances of COVID-19 rose by a file 400,000 circumstances on October 16 with 43 per cent of all of the circumstances occurring in Europe, particularly within the UK and France.
“The highest 5 nations in new circumstances reported within the final 24 hours are India (55,511); USA (44,941); France (29,837); UK (16,982) and Russia (15,099).
“You will need to take precaution when planning to journey or obtain travellers from these nations,” he mentioned.
He nevertheless mentioned Nigeria was on the trail to successful the battle towards the virus.
Mustapha mentioned, “The PTF continues to observe developments in-country and around the globe in order to enhance on its actions and its choices.”
He mentioned 4,876 sufferers recovered and had been discharged which represents a 388 per cent enhance when put next with 967 individuals discharged within the earlier week.
The SGF added that cumulatively, a complete of 56,611 sufferers had been discharged after therapy, representing 92 per cent of all circumstances in Nigeria.
“Final week was week 34 of our Nationwide Response and week 42 of the yr. Indications are that Nigeria seems to be successful the battle towards COVID-19. A number of the present figures assist this place.”
Based on him, within the thirty fourth week of the pandemic in Nigeria, a complete of 1,174 new circumstances had been recorded within the nation, representing a 32 per cent enhance from the 921 recorded within the earlier week.
Mustapha mentioned, “This statistical evaluate turns into very related once we keep in mind that over the identical interval, fairly numerous giant gathering occasions, notably the protests throughout the nation have been happening.
“It turns into extra pertinent due to the truth that measures similar to masks sporting, social distancing and use of sanitisers had been by no means noticed.”
He confused that similarly-important that the schooling sector has joined aviation within the gradual however protected reopening course of.
Talking on the reopening of orientation camps by the Nationwide Youth Service Corps, Aliyu disclosed that members, whereas in camp, could be restricted to their platoons to watch social distancing.
Aliyu additionally disclosed that potential members would endure COVID-19 exams at completely different occasions.
The PTF coordinator additionally mentioned the Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt worldwide airports would solely be reopened if laboratories had been out there to check passengers arriving within the nation.
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