COVID-19: Spread of Virus have slowed down

By Okoye Chibuzo on 13/04/2020

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...achieved 92% contact tracing

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 pandemic said that the measures put in place had slowed down the rate spread of coronavirus in the country.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja today, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this. He also said that the country has also achieved 92 per cent success in contacts tracing.

Mustapha also said that the body had passed down a new round of advice to President Muhammadu Buhari on the new steps to be taken having observed developments and considered reports from all relevant quarters.

He advised all Nigerians to watch the President’s live broadcast later in the day to keep updated on government’s lines of action in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The task force urged the public to continue to maintain the calm, observing all the advisories and to continue showing understanding by respecting the measures instructed in containing the spread of the virus.

“Ladies and gentlemen, since the broadcast of the President on Sunday 29th March 2020 the Presidential Task Force has, with your support accomplished the following objectives that underpinned the measure:

“Slow down the spread in order so as not to overwhelm our fragile health system;Intensified case identification, testing and isolation. Intensified contact listing and isolation-( 92% of all contacts have been identified)

“Increased laboratories by 100%- (Lagos -3; Abuja-2; Irua-1; Ibadan UCH-1; Iree-1; Jos-1; Kano-1; Abakaliki-1) there are now 11 laboratories in the network. Increased testing by 50%, to the current capacity of 1,500 tests per day, with over 6,000 tests done. Procurement concluded for new high throughput testing by the end of the month.

“Distributed Personal Protective Equipment to over 40,000 healthcare workers – there have been no stockouts.Trained over 7,000 Healthcare workers on infection prevention and control. Deployed NCDC teams to 19 states. Visited Lagos to evaluate the readiness.

“Despite all of these, the PTF is convinced that we must deliver more. We have also been assessing the impact of the lockdown and the level of compliance by Nigerians.

“While we recognize the difficulties associated with such unprecedented action, we remain certain, however, that it is a step in the right direction for us to secure a healthier tomorrow.

“Based on the evaluation of experts, assessment of available data and experiences of other nations currently in the same situation, the PTF has submitted its recommendations to Mr President and I urge Nigerians to please await further pronouncements in this regard.

“The PTF continues to appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm, maintain personal hygiene, observe physical distancing and stay at home”, he said.

 

Posted on April, 13 2020

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