Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has warned Nigerians to expect a massive record COVID-19 infection in two weeks time.
According to Mustapha, the statistics in Nigeria’s records shows that only one of three passengers actually showed the in-country coronavirus test they underwent before arrival into the country.
He disclosed this at a PTF briefing on Tuesday, November 3. He also condemned the act of travelers absconding without taking the COVID-19 test.
“The PTF at the last briefing cautioned on the need to avoid complacency on account of the low number of infections published daily and the possibility of a second wave. That advice was premised on the fact that risk perception remains very low and sample collection has been on the decline.”
He also said that the next two weeks would be critical and the PTF would begin to sanction those who do not comply.
In his words;
“The PTF is highlighting these issues repeatedly because we remain at risk of importation, having opened our airspace and massive spread as a result of the protests. The next week or two remain critical.
“The PTF similarly announced sanctions as a consequence of any infraction. Having observed serious non-compliance to the level of 65%, the need has arisen to activate the sanctions, including the suspension of the passports of such defaulting individuals for a period of six months minimum.”