The Federal Government has come out to express concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus disease among top government officials.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha revealed this at the 49th joint national briefing of the taskforce on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, the cases have directly impacted the governance and security of Nigeria and it is very worrying.
Hw added that all Nigerians should keep being vigilant and careful amid the pandemic.
His words, “We urge that vigilance and care should be exhibited by all Nigerians, irrespective of status.
“This virus does not discriminate and the PTF shall keep sustaining its sensitisation messaging.”
“We are conscious of the fact that this could be misinterpreted to mean that the war against COVID-19 is over.
“Let me emphasise that decision for further relaxation was cautiously taken by government to balance lives and livelihood.’’
“Let us continue to learn from the history of pandemics by avoiding the mistakes of 1918.
“The PTF calls on all Nigerians to also remain vigilant and this call is underscored by global and national developments in the last one week, especially throughout the week-end.
“In the last one week, we have witnessed a resurgence in countries that were noted as having successfully contained or containing the spread of the virus.
“The situation in Beijing and the United States should inform our individual and collective actions.
“Of course, such resurgence has led to reintroduction of precision/location specific lockdown in some areas such as parts of Galicia region, Catalonia and Spain.”