The Presidential Task Force for the management of Coronavirus (COVID-19), led by its Chairman, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday visited the State House, Abuja amid hypothesis of suspected case of the virus within the Presidential Villa.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the Presidential Task Force, which arrived the Villa at about 2.18pm, inspected some places of work, together with that of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, who has been reported to have examined optimistic to COVID-19.
Mustapha and different members of the duty power, comprising ministers and well being specialists, spent about 15 minutes inspecting the places of work.
When contacted for remark on their mission to the Villa, the duty power declined feedback, saying Nigerians ought to await their normal press briefing.
On whether or not some employees of the State House have examined optimistic for virus, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, passively acknowledged: “We don’t mention names in carrying out this responsibility.
“It’s a global practice so you don’t expect us to mention any name to you.”
After taking a cautious look, Mustapha, additionally the Secretary to Government of the Federation, suggested journalists to imbibe the tradition of sporting face masks to guard themselves from the illness.
He stated: “You people should start wearing face mask, please.
“I can see that you are not taking this thing serious.
“Wear face masks please.
“It is not a joke.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s statistics as at 2pm on Tuesday indicated that Nigeria has confirmed 42 circumstances of COVID-19, with two sufferers discharged and one demise.