Buhari to address the nation on Monday – TheCable

 

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast on Monday following the end of the very first phase of the progressive easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The president had resolved the nation on COVID-19 measures on 3 previous events.

Sani Aliyu, the nationwide coordinator of the presidential job force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the disclosure when he appeared on Channels Tv’s Sunday

Politics. The president was offered a scenario report on COVID-19 by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, on Sunday.

Speaking after the conference, the SGF stated Nigerians need to organize reducing neighborhood transmission of the disease.

He said COVID-19 is a marathon and not a 100-meter race, and that it will take about 18 months for a vaccine to be produced and licensed suitable for humans.

COVID-19 is not going to go away in the next one or 2 months, whoever informs you that is not being realistic. No vaccine is in the horizon, we are talking about 18 months to 2 years before vaccines would be confirm for human usage as far as COVID-19. And unless we get there, it means is that it will stay,”  he said

 It might have cycles, after the very first cycle of pandemic, they might be a relief, there can be a renewal which is evidenced all over the world. It has taken place before as is the nature of infections. So, I think that what we are going to do now as a taskforce is to come down to the level of having the communities take ownership of the action.

We have actually developed a national action which has been cascaded to the states however the neighborhoods should plug into the national action. Where we have main healthcare centres all over the country, they can be utilized as stations of reporting of monitoring within a particular neighborhood, of tracing, of tracking so that we can get those that we believe have displayed symptoms or have can be found in contact with individuals who have actually shown symptoms for screening and isolation. That way you plug them out of the community and lower the danger of transmission. That is basically what we are working on.”

Mustapha likewise stated the president was pleased that Nigeria, in spite of its bad healthcare system, has actually made effort in combating the disease.

Well, the president revealed his satisfaction that in spite of the difficulties and the truth that as a nation, we lack the capable infrastructure taking a look at what is taking place to the developed world, where nations that have actually typically developed health institutions with all the palliatives, with all the opportunities, with all the plans that guide its individuals have fall apart as a result of COVID-19, we are still standing and doing our finest under the scenarios to guarantee that we provide the required instructions,he stated. 

So he revealed his satisfaction with the PTF, the minister of health and Nigeria Centre for disease Control, which are important part of the taskforce and all the multi-sectoral ministries and are included in this work –– the militaries, the cops, the type of cooperation we have actually gotten from them, without them we wouldn’ t have recorded the modest successes that we have actually achieved. So, he expressed his appreciation that have added to where we are today.”

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