Ebola virus is now in some African countries, Boss Mustapha raises alarm

Written by on February 16, 2021

The federal government 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.

Boss Mustapha, the chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), made this known on Monday, February 15, during the task force’s media in Abuja.

He said 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.

Mustapha urged all citizens to be part of the national defence against the disease, adding that the fight is not a responsibility of only government.

He said COVID-19 pandemic had not slowed its deadly advance in the country down, disclosing that the country recorded the second highest single-day death counts as 24 victims were lost to coronavirus.

While noting that the sad development of Saturday, February 13, was a wake-up call to Nigerians to take responsibility and comply with protocols and regulations,
Mustapha said the task force would intensify monitoring of developments for the next two weeks to ascertain the level of the impact of last weekend’s Valentine’s Day celebration on citizens.

The SGF also recalled that the PTF mentioned the dialogue between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and KLM (Netherland) over the testing requirements prescribed by some airlines.

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