The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has raised the alarm over re-emergence of the dreaded Ebola virus in some West African neighbouring countries, calling on all Nigerians to be more cautious.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, raised the alarm at the PTF briefing in Abuja.
Mr Mustapha who noted that stringent surveillance is being carried out around the nation’s ports of entry in order to prevent the spread of disease in Nigeria, urged all citizens to be part of the national defence against the disease as the fight is not a responsibility of only government.
He also noted that the PTF had decided to make the surveillance against Ebola a priority in order not to compound the current dangerous position the COVID-19 outbreak had placed the country.
According to him, COVID-19 pandemic had not slowed its deadly advance in the country down, disclosing the just last Saturday, the country recorded the second highest single-day death counts as 24 victims were lost to coronavirus. Boss