Covid- 19: Buhari gives task force new directive

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 via a teleconference with members of the PTF on Covid-19 in Abuja on Wednesday to intensify efforts in contact tracing of those infected with the virus.

The President during the conference urged the task force to break the chain of the expected community transmission.

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Presidential Task Force chairman, Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to Government of the Federation, said: “In the last two weeks, we have reached where we are now and the President is conscious of the fact that we need to flatten the curve as quickly as possible.

”Be able to trace, find the people, conduct as numerous tests as we can and try as much as possible to break the chain of any community transmission.

“I can’t assure you that there won’t be transmission, there will definitely be transmission but if we are able to get ahead of it, then, we can deal with it decisively.

“Some of the new measures that the President has introduced, he has asked a committee to look at how the economy will operate within the context of Covid-19.”