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COVID-19: Nigeria Enacts New Restrictions Amid Second Wave Of Pandemic

Nigerian has imposed new restrictions amid the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping across the country. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the announcement at the briefing of the task force in Abuj on Monday. He explained that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five…

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Again, Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Advises Nigerians To Halt Christmas Travels

Ahead of the Christmas celebration, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 set up by the Nigerian government has advised Nigerians to avoid non-essential travels, as a strategy to curb the spread of the pandemic. Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator of the PTF, gave the advice while speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF on Monday in Abuja. The…

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Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Appeals For Suspension Of Holiday Travels

With nationwide coronavirus hospitalizations topping 66,000 and daily case counts on a steady figure, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised that village travels be suspended for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the advice at a press briefing on Monday where he said such…

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Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Predicts Massive Infections In Two Weeks

The Federal Government has revealed that there would be a massive COVID-19 infections in the next two weeks. This came as Lagos State government, yesterday, warned residents that the continuous disregard of COVID-19 protocols and safety guidelines could lead to a second wave of new cases in Lagos. Disclosing the development, yesterday, in Abuja during a news briefing,…

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Nigeria Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Available Until 2021

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Thursday said vaccine for the Coronavirus would be available until 2021. During a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire said, “Vaccines will not be available until next year at best. No reliable therapeutics has been confirmed but our country must restart businesses, including travel to allow citizens to earn their livelihood.”…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Raises Alarm On International Travellers Presenting Fake Test Results

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that the’re been an influx of positive COVID-19 international travellers from some specific countries, who have been gaining access into Nigeria by presenting fake PCR results. Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Tuesday, in response to the joint Senate committees on Health…

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FG Adjusts Nationwide Curfew, Grants Reopening Of All Schools + Other COVID-19 Updates

On Thursday September 3, the Federal Government made new changes to its eased lockdown directives imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 during a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, the nationwide curfew has been adjusted from 12 midnight through 4am…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Postpones Resumption Of International Flights To September 5

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shifted the the reopening of international airports to September 5, Channels TV reports. Recall that Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had earlier revealed August 29 as the initial date of resumption. However, Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu on Thursday, made the latest update during a Presidential…

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Nigeria To Resume Operation Of International Airports On August 29

According to the latest update shared by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika at the Monday briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Nigerian international airports will resume  flight operations on August 29. “We are very glad today to announce that international flights will resume from August 29, 2020,” he said. Sirika added,…

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Nigeria Extends Eased Coronavirus Lockdown By Four Weeks

The Nigerian government on Thursday extended the country’s eased lockdown for at least four more weeks, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced. Speaking during the Task Force briefing in Abuja, Mustapha noted that the PTF made some recommendations to the…

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