The Presidential Task Drive (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that a total of 731 NYSC Batch B contributors indulge in examined obvious for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on the Info Agency of Nigeria, the disclosure became as soon as made by the chairman, PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, all the scheme thru a national briefing on COVID-19.
Mr. Mustapha acknowledged that 731 out of the 35,419 Batch B contributors examined thru RDTs, indicating about 2.1% of the entire sample size, became out obvious for the deadly virus. Here’s better than the preceding figure of 108 recorded in NYSC Batch A screening.
On the loads of hand, the Chairman announced that the PTF has commenced sanctions on passengers who defaulted on day-7 put up-arrival exams, stating that their passport numbers were published and that commute restrictions were imposed on them for a interval of six months, effective from January 1, 2020.
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Mr. Mustapha said: “It is on file that cases had been recorded from corps contributors from every divulge of the federation.
“There is also a rising rate of infections among healthcare workers and these requires the escalation of surveillance. In Africa, Nigeria has joined South Africa in reporting the very ultimate on daily foundation infection cases.
“As at date, the statistics for Nigeria reveals the next: Cumulative cases: 91,351; Cumulative Tests: 958,911; Deaths: 1,318 and Week 53 recorded 57 deaths which is the very ultimate for any single week since we started.”
Mustapha extra added that the non-public sector has been supporting the keep off by providing main affords.
“We’re overjoyed to recount you that the non-public sector – CACOVID has commenced supporting our response with 100 oxygen cylinders per day, till the cease of March 2021, for distribution to principal care centres in Abuja.
“Moreover, approval has been given to rehabilitate 5 oxygen flowers all the scheme thru varied tertiary health institutions in Abuja. The President has also licensed that now not now not as a lot as one oxygen plant can indulge in to be established in every divulge of the federation straight,” he said.
On vaccines, he acknowledged that the PTF is engaged on gaining access to the vaccines and also making adequate plans for the lawful deployment of the vaccines.
“The PTF is progressing on the reveal of gaining access to vaccines for Nigerians and that extra records would be equipped to Nigerians on accelerated vaccines introduction and deployment concept.
“What is currently confronting us is a principal phase of infections globally. We’re continuously reviewing our technique to emerging scenarios especially in menace communication, vaccine hesitancy, false files/disinformation,” he said.