Following the spike in number or confirmed cases in Nigeria, Federal government has released another restrictions.
As the second wave of coronavirus pandemic hits Nigeria, the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday at a news conference issued a stay at home order to all government workers on Grade level 12 and below for the next five weeks.
The PTF also directed schools owners not to reopen school till January 18th, 2021.
Also, PTF on COVID-19 directed the closure of all night clubs, recreational centers and bars.
Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha encouraged virtual meetings in Government offices in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement released by Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, advised Nigerians to avoid all non essential travels.
He tweeted, “COVID–19: To reduce overcrowding in public spaces, markets, shopping centres, offices and schools States are advised by the PTF to implement the following:
a. Encourage virtual meetings in government Offices. The leadership of such offices are to ensure that all offices are well-ventilated offices, and encourage staff to work from home where possible;
b. All government staff on GL.12 and below are to stay at home for the next 5 weeks; Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks;
c. The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education, expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect;
d. All persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities are to be encouraged to stay at home and avoid crowds;
e. All non-essential travels – both domestic and international during the holiday season are seriously discouraged;”.
Nigeria records 356 new cases of COVID-19
As of Monday, 21st of December, 2020, Nigeria Center For Disease Control, NCDC, announces that 350 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.
This is bringing the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria to 78, 790. As of now, 68, 483 patients were discharged and 1227 deaths recorded.