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Buhari To Meet Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Today

Channels Television  
Updated December 22, 2020
File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with delegates of PTF at the presidential villa.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 today.

The Presidency announced this on Tuesday via its official handle.

“@MBuhari will meet with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 this afternoon,” @NGRPresident tweeted.

 

The meeting, which will hold at the presidential villa in Abuja might not be unconnected with the spike in the number of Coronavirus infections in the country leading to a second wave of the pandemic.

The Federal Government had earlier imposed new restrictions amid the rising cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in various parts of the country.

Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, announced on Monday that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five weeks.

The new restrictions include the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs, and event centres, as well as recreational venues in all states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.

Similarly, all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.