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PTF on COVID19 advises against non-essential travels

Presidential task force on COVID19 has cautioned against “non-essential” trips, expressing concerns that it could lead to further spread of coronavirus.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Boss Mustapha gave the charge on Monday in Abuja during a press briefing.

He also said the 2020 National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Benin, Edo state has now been shifted to next year to allow for proper safety protocol to be put in place.

“The PTF is escalating its surveillance and testing drive to ensure that the spread of the virus is effectively contained… We shall continue to remind Nigerians that all non-essential trips should be put off this December. This is for your safety and good health,” he said.

He said there has been a lot of positive developments around the world regarding vaccines, adding that before it becomes available, Nigerians have to continue to comply with the non-pharmaceutical interventions.

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