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PTF says 20,216 travelers into Nigeria from abroad “have not shown up for post arrival test thereby endangering members of the community & breaching protocols they signed up to.”

@nigimmigration will “impose sanctions on these defaulters for breaching public health protocols...”
“The test positivity rate in travellers arriving Lagos has recently doubled to 6.3%.” — @DigiCommsNG #PTFCovid19
“Lagos, Kaduna and the FCT have emerged as the new epicentres during this period, with over 70% of all confirmed cases.” — Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 @DigiCommsNG
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The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 is advising States to do the following over next 5 weeks:

a. Close All bars, nightclubs, event centres

b. Close all restaurants

c. Restrict ALL weddings, conferences,, office parties, concerts, seminars, sports to no more than 50 persons
Any event where more than 50 persons are attending is expected to be held outdoors.

Schools are expected to remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021.

All government staff on GL.12 and below are to stay at home for the next 5 weeks

#PTFCovid19 #Nigeria
#PTFCOVID19 acknowledges discussions around potential restriction of Int’l travel due to discovery of new strains of in certain countries, and is (alongside Aviation authorities etc) assessing situation closely, to take a position “as soon as cogent scientific basis” established.
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The #HMH @DrEOEhanire at the #PTFCOVID19 media briefing today stated that our ministry will be distributing oxygen concentrators & ventilators to various health institutions so that they can provide oxygen therapy to persons presenting with respiratory distress.
"I therefore renew my plea to all those who test positive & are 60 years or older who have underlying health conditions to report immediately to a treatment facility.

There is no shortage of beds reported from any of the states" @DrEOEhanire.
The #HMH @DrEOEhanire urged persons cleared for performing self-isolation to report to a treatment center without delay if they notice #COVID19 symptoms like high fever, persistent cough, loss of sense of taste or smell & breathlessness.
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PTF COVID19 BRIEFING(03/09/2020)

As Nigeria advances to the third phase of eased restriction, President @MBuhari has approved the following:
- Transition into the third Phase of the National Response to COVID-19 for a period of 4 weeks with effect from 12.01am on Friday 4th September, 2020 in line with amendments to address economic, socio-political and health considerations reflected in the implementation guidelines;
- Continued engagement with States and Local Governments to improve community sensitisation on the response;
- Maintaining the current non-pharmaceutical interventions nationwide;

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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today now underway.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online.

Today’s briefing is taking place at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja in preparation for resumption of International flights. Image
#PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing:
“I will first of all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.”-@DrSaniAliyu
...This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.”-@DrSaniAliyu
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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today has commenced.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online. Image
“Last week Thursday, we informed you that Nigeria had crossed the 50,000 mark of confirmed cases. Yesterday Sunday, 23rd August, we reached the unenviable record of 1,000 fatalities...
...We wish to restate that these records are not just numbers as they vividly remind us of the dangers that we still face. May the souls of all those that have lost the battle against COVID-19 rest in peace.”-SGF/Chairman #PTFCOVID19 Boss Mustapha
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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today has commenced.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online. Image
“This morning, Nigerians woke up to the stark reality that our confirmed cases of #COVID19 have crossed the 50,000 mark standing at 50,488 and a death toll of 985 bringing us close to the unenviable record of 1,000 fatalities.” -SGF/Chairman #PTFCOVID19 Boss Mustapha
“These records are not landmarks to be celebrated especially as every single death further underscores the grief and pains of families and friends,scuttled lives that could have contributed to national development and abridging God’s purpose for the lost soul”.-SGF, Boss Mustapha
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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today has commenced.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online. Image
“The PTF wishes to strongly remind all Nigerians that we have not attained the desired level that will enable us make conclusive statements on the rate of infection in the country.
We must, therefore, continue to do that which is giving us record improvements and desist from actions capable of undermining our successes.”-SGF/Chairman #PTFCOVID19 Boss Mustapha
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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today has commenced.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online. Image
“Many more Nigerians today personally knew a person who succumbed to #COVID19, and so I ask that we remind ourselves today that COVID-19 is still with us and will be for a long time.”-HMOH @DrEOEhanire #PTFCOVID19
“Until there is vaccine, the only options we have to protect ourselves, are still the non-pharmaceutical measures that are proven to be cheap and effective, such as the appropriate use of face masks, physical distancing and avoiding crowds.“-@DrEOEhanire
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PTF briefing highlights for Thursday, August 6, 2020

1. President Buhari approves the retention of current phase of National response to Covid-19 for another 4 WEEKS with modifications.

2. Nationwide curfew of 10pm - 4am remains.

3. Restrictions on mass gathering remains.

4. Tertiary & secondary schools remains closed EXCEPT for exit classes (SS3, JS3) that are allowed to write their exams.

5. Aviation to commence modalities for resumption of international flights.

6. Interstate travels continues outside the curfew hours.
7. Full working hours from Monday to Friday for civil servants from grade 12 and above.

8. NYSC to commence modalities to reopen camps but not within the current phase of lockdown.

9. Restriction on religious gathering remains.

10. Bars, cinemas, night clubs remains closed.
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The #PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing for today has commenced.

You can watch live on NTA, TVC, Channels TV and online. Image
“After due consideration of the recommendations, Mr. President approved the following:

a.Maintaining the current phase of the National Response to COVID-19 for another four weeks in line with the modifications reflected in the Report...
...b.Partnering with States and Local Governments to improve community sensitisation and engagement to the COVID-19 response;

c.Mandating State authorities and the FCT, to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks in public appearance and places...
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#PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing

“Majority of Nigerians irrespective of status, creed and level of education continue to live in denial on the virulent nature of the virus and consistently breach the guidelines and non-pharmaceutical measures put in place.”- SGF Boss Mustapha
“The PTF has reached advanced stages of the process. It has also considered that due to the upcoming Sallah (Eid El-Kabir) festivities which coincides with the expiration of the current phase... would be prudent to extend by one week, from 29th July, 2020 till Thursday 6th August, 2020. It has accordingly secured permission to retain the existing guidelines till that date.”-SGF/Chairman #PTFCOVID19
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Travelling this season could put you and your loved ones at risk of contracting #COVID19

#Staysafe, let’s celebrate Sallah safely #TakeResponsibility. Image
#COVID19 is real and not yet over

#Staysafe, let’s celebrate Sallah safely #TakeResponsibility. Image
Stop the spread of #COVID19 by always wearing your facemasks, practicing proper hand hygiene and maintaining physical distance of at least 2metres.

#Staysafe, let’s celebrate Sallah safely

#TakeResponsibility. #PTFCOVID19 Image
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#COVID19 has no respect for anybody, it’s a very egalitarian virus, it’s ready to infect anybody, it’s not a virus that discriminate, it doesn’t know wether you’re rich or poor, healthy or not -Nat. Cord.,#PTFCOVID19 @DrSaniAliyu
“There is no doubt people are tired of #COVID19, we are all tired of the pandemic, it has gone on for quite a while, but remember the virus is not fatigued, it’s looking for any opportunity to infect us,we should not give it that opportunity”- Nat. cord, #PTFCOVID19 @DrSaniAliyu
“It is important for us that we continue to ensure citizen’s safety by prioritizing and ensuring that we follow the guidelines provided by #PTFCOVID19 on #COVID19”- Nat. Cord. #PTFCOVID19 @DrSaniAliyu
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#PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing:

“I must commend persons of influence in society, who tested positive for #covid19 and came out publicly to declare it and entrust themselves to prescribed treatment... Image
...They do us a world of good by showing that there is no shame and nothing to hide about #COVID19, and they also contribute immensely to building confidence in the Health System.”-HMOH @DrEOEhanire
“We cannot reduce infection rate significantly without adhering to public health advisories such as appropriate wearing of face masks, physical distancing and avoiding crowded places, to avoid the exponential infection rate that sustains #covid19”- @DrEOEhanire #PTFCOVID19
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“My name is @GovernorIkpeazu, the Executive Governor of Abia State and I’m happy to say I’m a #covid19survivor. The critical thing is to diagnose it as early as possible and get medical attention”

#COVID19 Survivor Testimony from Governor Ikpeazu:

If you experience any symptom of #COVID19, avoid self medication, call @NCDCgov toll free no 080097000010 or click here to get your state contact:

#COVID19Survivor Testimony from Governor Ikpeazu:

“God blessed us with a great team from @NCDCgov, very very experienced and caring team.”

#COVID19 is real, #TakeResponsibility
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Minister Seeks Rotary's Support in Fighting #Covid19

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to Rotary International to help in curtailing the spread of
Covid-19 in Nigeria by setting up sample collection centres across the country to increase the number of tests...
which is a crucial step in the government’s Trace, Test, Isolate and Treat Strategy.
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Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed receives the newly-elected Governor of @Rotary International’s District 9125 on a courtesy visit in Abuja. ImageImageImageImage

#Threat 👇 Image
Let me formally welcome my sister, the newly-elected Governor of Rotary International's District 9125, and her entourage.
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#PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing:

“Studies in many countries have confirmed the effectiveness of wearing masks in reducing the risk of covid transmission, since it provides mutual protection to all wearers”.-HMoH @DrEOEhanire
#PTFCOVID19 “It does not help for anyone to continue to deny the presence of #COVID19 in our communities, or to test its virulence by engaging in risky behavior. The consequences can be dire.” - HMOH @DrEOEhanire
“We urge all shops, businesses, service centers and places authorized to open to the public, to require that their customers and visitors use masks and adhere to these simple measures or else be denied entry.” -HMoH @DrEOEhanire
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#PTFCOVID19“I emphasize again that conscientious wearing of masks is being confirmed in various studies,as the easiest,cheapest and most reliable way to check the rate of spread. Some countries have made it mandatory by law and imposed a fine for non compliance.”-HM @DrEOEhanire
#PTFCOVID19: “Regular washing of hands, avoiding crowds, social distancing and use of minimum of 65% alcohol based sanitizers remain as relevant as at the beginning.”-HM @DrEOEhanire
“The 17 man team of the Federal Ministry of Health that was deployed to Calabar to engage with the Cross River State government in setting up their covid19 response and aligning it with the national response, has returned to Abuja...
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“Our country has tested a total of 138,462 samples as of today, of which 26,484 are confirmed positive, with 790 cases diagnosed in the past one day. The ratio of male to female among the infected has remained quite stable at 70% to 30%.”- HMOH, @DrEOEhanire
#PTFCOVID19 Press Briefing

“While majority of the infected cases are below 50 years, the majority of the fatalities are over 50 years old.”- HMOH, @DrEOEhanire
All countries, including Nigeria, rely heavily on the cooperation and collaboration with citizens, especially in implementing simple non pharmaceutical measures, like wearing face masks when outside the house...
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#PTFCOVID19: Download the Updated Implementation Guidelines for Extension of Eased Lockdown, June 30 to July 27,2020 here:
The Updated Implementation Guidelines from the #PTFCOVID19 for Extension of Eased Lockdown, June 30 to July 27,2020.

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Detailed information from Presidential Task Force:

1. There will be an extension of the phase two of the gradual ease of the lockdown by four weeks to end, Midnight of July 27, 2020

2. No changes in existing guidelines for worship.
3. There will be safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes (PRY6, JSS3, SS3) to resume and prepare for Examinations.

4. Movement across state borders is permitted only outside curfew hours (10pm - 4am) effect from 1st July, 2020.
5. There will be sustained restriction on gathering and sporting activities

6. No face mask, no service in any government office.

7. There will be safe opening of aviation sector soon.

The End.
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“On Inter-state travel, movement across state boundaries will be allowed only outside curfew hours, effective from the 1st of July 2020” -National Coordinator #PTFCOVID19 @DrSaniAliyu Image
“Students in graduating classes, PRY 6,J.S.S 3, & S.S.3 only will be allowed to resume in preparation for examinations”- #PTFCOVID19 National Coordinator @DrSaniAliyu
“Daycare & Pry Schools to remain closed until further evaluation, except for Common Entrance pupils. Secondary & Tertiary Schools to remain closed” -#PTFCOVID19 National Coordinator, @DrSaniAliyu
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