The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said it is enhancing surveillance at points of entry into the country following the recent outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighbouring countries.
PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha who spoke at the task force’s press briefing on Monday February 15, said they will be keeping a “keen eye” to avoid having to combat two deadly diseases at the same time.
“The PTF wishes to underscore the fact that respect for national protocols, setting up of appropriate infrastructure and the all-round protection of our travelling nationals shall remain paramount in our consideration and the eventual outcome.
“The oxygen strategy we are pursuing nationwide under case management is receiving the needed support from the global fund. This will involve the repairs of 36 plants nationwide.
“The process is ongoing and you will be briefed as it progresses. The objective is to make sure that oxygen is available within the shortest possible travelling distance for hospitals to procure for patients. As you are aware, the president has already approved the repairs of existing plants around the country.
“The PTF is also enhancing surveillance at points of entry to respond to recent outbreak of Ebola in neighbouring countries, especially Guinea and the Congo DCR.
“We shall keep a keen eye on it to avoid having to combat with the two deadly diseases at the same time. This is not a task for government alone, but for all Nigerians, and indeed all members of the public have a role to play.”
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