Chairman of the Presidential Project Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the day-to-day briefing of the job force in Abuja.
Mr. Mustapha, who can also be the Secretary to the Govt of the Federation (SGF), also said the govt. has popular the stable resumption of home flights within the nation.
He additional published that the Federal Govt also popular the stable reopening of colleges nationwide, as piece of plans for the 2d piece of the eased lockdown.
Below is the plump commentary by Boss Mustapha.
REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION/CHAIRMAN OF THE PTF-COVID-19 AT THE NATIONAL PRESS BRIEFING OF MONDAY, 29th JUNE, 2020
welcome you all to the National Briefing by the Presidential Project Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for Monday, 29th June 2020.
When the PTF briefed the nation on 1st June 2020, we advised you that Mr. President had popular amongst others, that we would also tranquil proceed into piece two of the eased lockdown for a interval of 4 weeks to enable the PTF to have in thoughts the dispositions smartly and proceed to substantiate a balance between lives and livelihood.
We also cautioned that the leisurely relaxation used to be discipline to envision could perchance also tranquil dispositions warrant it.
Internal the Month under overview, the PTF persevered to computer screen dispositions and constantly admonished Nigerians to commerce their habits in scrutinize of the indisputable truth that the spread of the virus had entered the community piece. It is some distance the regarded as as thought of the PTF that Nigerians, though attentive to the existence of the virus, have in overall misunderstood the targets late the reasoning of govt in step by step stress-free the constraints.
For the aim of emphasis, the virus is tranquil unpleasant and has persevered to wreak havoc at home and in a international nation. The exponential upward thrust within the volume of cases detected and the fatalities give cause for discipline. Statistically, the following numbers could perchance also tranquil interest us:
World, African and Nigerian Peril as at 27th June 2020
Newest Spike in Day-to-day Numbers
125,039 reported within the United States on 26/06/2020
779 reported in Nigeria on 27/06 2020
Statistical comparability between the exact dates within the months of Would possibly perchance well and June 2020 .
Length of Comparison
Would possibly perchance well 28, 2020
June 27th, 2020
Confirmed Conditions: 10,186,375
Day-to-day Reported Statistics in Nigeria from 18-27 June 2020:
(i) For eight out of the times the day-to-day numbers exceeded 500; and
(ii) For every detected case, there is a excessive risk that up to 5 (5) have not submitted to trying out and which capacity truth now not detected.
As we are all conscious, the PTF in conjunction with sub-national entities, the organized inner most sector, save in situation an excellent deal of measures. The PTF also escalated its actions spherical risk communication to Nigerians but now we have noticed with growing discipline, the non-compliances with these measures designed to discontinue transmission and protect vulnerable segments of the inhabitants. We withhold the sturdy scrutinize that if such actions finish now not abate, experiences of the resurgence of the virus from other jurisdictions including China, the usa of The usa, Brazil, and all the method in which thru Europe could perchance also emerge in Nigeria and we stride the probability of erasing the beneficial properties made within the closing three months.
Through a reminder, there is for the time being no identified vaccine for the virus and that every over the enviornment non-pharmaceutical measures tranquil stay the finest combating opportunity now we have for overcoming this pandemic.
To additional toughen our National Response, the PTF within the intervening interval vigorously constructed partnerships locally and internationally. Equally, we utterly have decentralised the National Response with Voice Governments and communities taking ownership and additional accountability. These efforts have severely improved our ability to maximally detect, impress, isolate, and treat nationwide successfully.
The PTF has also persevered to pursue the strategic thrust of “telling (impart), tracing (name) and treating (put collectively)” cases, with a stronger focal point on precision interventions in excessive harassed LGAs within identified states of the Federation. This precision intervention would perchance be signposted by:
i. Aggressive scaling up of efforts to substantiate efficient community security and sensitisation; and
ii. Elevated provision of toughen and guidance to states of their response to the outbreak.
Girls and gentlemen, the purpose of interest on the famous roles to be conducted by the States is underscored by the following issues:
i. The spread has entered the community piece which simplest States and LGAs could perchance also tranquil force;
ii. The impart of no assignment of a selected Voice could endanger its neighbours and compromise the entirety of the response;
iii. States would perchance be inspired to make in fact huge efforts to substantiate a push for compliance contained within the pointers issued by the PTF;
iv. States have to also rob higher care in leading on public effectively being measures within the LGAs under their jurisdiction, by working on surveillance, case discovering, trying out, isolation, tracing and quarantining contacts; and
v. FG will predicate its resource deployment to States on the stage of compliance and the extent of collaboration purchased on this public effectively being emergency.
Notwithstanding the challenges confronted within the closing one month and the indisputable truth that Nigeria’s statistics have been on the upward thrust, big development has been made within the following areas:
i. Harnessing of data, which shows that 60% of the confirmed cases are in a handful of native governments within the nation (18 out of 774 LGAs nationwide), and striking in situation focused interventions;
ii. Elevated capacity to detect, check and impress these infected with the virus,
thru the activation of 38 molecular trying out laboratories, leading to elevating the check count nationwide in extra of 130,000;
iii. A shift in focal point to a focused community-basically based utterly capacity, enhanced risk communication;
iv. Elevated collaboration with the legislature, Voice Governments and the organised inner most sector;
v. Activation of a brand unique, fee-efficient coverage on the evacuation of returning Nigerians;
vi. Elevated awareness of COVID-19 amongst the inhabitants;
vii. Cushioning the socio-economic impact of the constraints thru the supply of palliatives to vulnerable members of various communities nationwide; and
viii. Successful re-opening sectors of the economy despite initial challenges in areas such because the banking sector, industry and agriculture.
At the fresh time, the PTF submitted its 5th Length in-between File to Mr. President for his consideration. Within the File the PTF namely reviewed the issues all the method in which thru the fashioned stage of compliance with prescribed measures, whereas taking display masks of the following:
i. Implications of the dearth of fashioned compliance with measures;
ii. the world and home dispositions particularly within the predicament of rising statistics; and
iii. the persevered restrictions within the training and transportation sectors apart from for actions that entice mass gatherings equivalent to operations of markets, delight in centres, and leisure.
In doing the foregoing, the PTF regarded as because the need for the continuation of the coverage of striking the agreeable balance between lives and livelihood apart from inputs purchased from assorted stakeholder groups.
The PTF similarly identified the underlisted areas of discipline that could require attention under the on-going restrictions:
i. International fling;
ii. Leisure actions;
iii. Tutorial services and products/sector; and
iv. Public and Non-public Sector locations of work.
You’re going to retract that the PTF had in old briefings stated that the aim of Segment Two used to be to retain the beneficial properties from earlier steps taken for pandemic withhold watch over and to enable additional sectors of the economy to restart actions. Given the challenges and the considered hazard forward occasioned by skepticism, unhappy public perception both leading to lack of compliance, it has attain to the inevitable conclusion that the extension of piece two of the eased lockdown would perchance be wanted to:
i. consolidate the beneficial properties within the areas of the economy which have restarted,
ii. ensure better compliance with the effectively being-basically based utterly response;
iii. toughen the states in imposing pointers and protocols apart from strengthening the LGAs set community-stage structures for ownership and efficient risk communication; and
iv. befriend to better attain the balance between saving lives and making sure that the wellbeing and livelihood of voters are protected.
I am delighted to point out you that Mr. President has fastidiously regarded as because the 5th Length in-between File of the PTF and has accordingly popular that, as a substitute of some adjustments to be expatiated upon later, the Segment Two of the eased lockdown be prolonged by one more four weeks with attain from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, thru Midnight of Monday, 27 July 2020.
17.Particularly, however, the following measures shall either stay in situation or attain into attain:
i. Placing forward the unique piece of the national response, for one more four weeks in conserving with adjustments to be expatiated by the National Coordinator;
ii. Permission of circulation all the method in which thru Voice borders simplest launch air curfew hours with attain from 1st July, 2020;
iii. Enforcement of authorized pointers spherical non-pharmaceutical interventions by States, particularly, the utilization of face masks in public locations;
iv. Real re-opening of colleges to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations;
v. Real reopening of home aviation services and products as soon as practicable;
vi. Publication of revised pointers all the method in which thru the three thematic areas of fashioned circulation, industry and labour; and community actions;
vii. Provision of technical toughen for states to mobilise additional sources for the response;
viii. Strengthening partnerships with States, Native Governments, used rulers, community/non secular leaders and civil society to substantiate elevated public awareness and compliance with preventive pointers;
ix. Encouraging Voice governments to empower Native Govt Authorities to intensify contact tracing efforts and ensure stronger grassroots mobilisation to toughen the response;
x. Attend States and Health center authorities to substantiate continuity of alternative effectively being services and products to discontinue fatalities from other lifestyles-threatening stipulations all the method in which thru the COVID-19 pandemic; and
xi. Deepening of collaboration with other mandate groups at States/Federal levels to harmonise the nation’s COVID-19 response within the short, medium and long phrases.
The National Coordinator will within the extinguish mumble and post the famous aspects of the revised pointers whereas connected MDAs including Education, Transportation and Aviation will respectively consult additional with stakeholders and discipline pointers for his or her sectors.
The PTF will now rob your questions please.
I thanks for listening.