Case load passed the 10,000 mark on May 31 with 307 new cases pushing Nigeria past the line only crossed till date by South Africa and Egypt. With 10,162 cases, Nigeria is only behind leader South Africa (32,683 cases) and Egypt (24,985 cases).
The Presidential Task Force, PTF, yesterday held their weekly briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidency.
SGF and leader of the PTF, Boss Mustapha said they presented a report to Buhari in which they made recommendations on reopening places of worship, schools and businesses across the country.
“But you know that Mr President is the only one that can take decisions in respect of that. In the framework, the states are sub-nationals; they have their own responsibilities too.
So, it is in the exercise of those responsibilities that they met with religious bodies and agreed on the protocols and guidelines on how to open up. But in the framework of the national response, we are taking that into consideration,” he said.
The SGF stressed a long-held position by the PTF that the states governments will take responsibility for the next phase of the lockdown relaxation.
Confirmed cases = 10,162
Number of deaths = 287
Recoveries = 3,007
Active cases = 6,868