Nigeria yet to reach peak of COVID-19 cases – PTF


SGF Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigeria is yet to reach the “peak” of COVID-19 infections.

SGF Boss Mustapha who is also the chairman of PTF disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja.


He said it was necessary to restate to the citizenry,  that Nigeria had not reached the peak, and that COVID-19 was a long term battle.

Mustapha said; “It is the consideration of the PTF that while Nigeria’s confirmed cases have increased in the period under review, the following factors should inspire confidence in the response.

“Majority of the confirmed cases are in a handful of local government areas in the country as 20 out of the 774 LGAs nationwide account for 60 per cent of the cases,” he said.

According to him, there is increased capacity to detect, test and trace those infected with the virus as 29 testing laboratories have been activated, with Bauchi being the latest addition.

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