The Federal Government says the next phase of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic in the country will now lie solely in the hands of states, community leaders, religious leaders and others.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha after he and members of the task force met and briefed President Buhari on Sunday, May 31.
Speaking to state house correspondents, Mustapha said the Federal Government will henceforth only provide supervision and coordination.
According to him, Nigeria had reached the critical stage of community transmission, adding that communities were under the supervision of the council areas, under which structure the communities fall.
He said there would also be the full involvement of traditional and religious institutions, adding that managing the health crisis at this point had melted down into the more complex community level.
The PTF Chairman added that Nigeria is winning the war against the novel virus.
According to him, the number of COVID-19 cases to the rate of deaths from the viral disease in Nigeria is quite small when compared with the data from other climes.
”We are winning. As a matter of fact, you juxtapose the rate of cases with our fatality rate, which is basically about three percent, in other countries and other climes, it’s over 10 percent,
but the most important thing that you will realize when we started this exercise, we had only five testing stations, now we’ve ramped it up to 28, without a correspondent increase in the number of deaths.
We’ve gone beyond 60,000 tests now, that reflects in the number of confirmed casesWe’ve not reached the peak yet and I won’t want to fool Nigerians by telling them that we are out of the woods.
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