President Muhammadu Buhari is set to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday [today] afternoon at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
The presidency revealed this in a tweet via its official twitter handle @NGRPresident.
The tweet reads, “@MBuhari will meet with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 this afternoon.”
With the second wave of COVID-19, hitting the country, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday, announced fresh guidelines to curb the spread of the virus for the next five weeks.
Part of the measures taken to curb the spread was the closure of all night clubs, bars, recreational centres, pubs and event centres.
The scheduled meeting is coming hours after scientists at the Redeemer’s University, revealed that the UK’s new COVID-19 variant has been found in Nigeria.
According to them, the United Kingdom’s ‘lineage B.1.1.7,’ a mutant variant of the COVID-19 global pandemic has been found in Nigeria.
They explained that the ‘lineage B.1.1.7’ mutant variant of the coronavirus had been existing in Osun State since August 3, 2020 when they obtained the first sample.
The scientist said another sample was collected from the state in October, adding that it showed the presence of this new variant.
Globally, the ‘lineage B.1.1.7’ variant of COVID-19 has become a source of concern.
Although the United Kingdom has embarked another round of lockdown, several countries have already banned flights from arriving from there.
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