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Details of Presidential Taskforce meeting with Buhari

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to thank God for the country’s low deathrate being recorded following the community spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha said this when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to thank God for the country’s low deathrate being recorded following the community spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha said this when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

According to him, the deathrate of the virus is additionally low thanks to the age group of most of these infected by the virus within the country, saying most victims of the disease are within the age group of 31 to 40 years.

“We should remain grateful to God why the mortality isn't very, very high – may be a thing that it should be subject of even study because we've an equivalent climatic environment with countries like South American countries like Brazil.
“Thee rate of mortality in other countries falls within the bracket of about five-point-something while ours is about two-point-four and two-point-five per cent mortality.

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to thank God for the country’s low deathrate being recorded following the community spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha said this when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

According to him, the deathrate of the virus is additionally low thanks to the age group of most of these infected by the virus within the country, saying most victims of the disease are within the age group of 31 to 40 years.

“We should remain grateful to God why the mortality isn't very, very high – may be a thing that it should be subject of even study because we've an equivalent climatic environment with countries like South American countries like Brazil.
“Thee rate of mortality in other countries falls within the bracket of about five-point-something while ours is about two-point-four and two-point-five per cent mortality.

“The age group in Nigeria is between 31 and 40, years which may be a very, very active age.
“Those are those that within the share of about 80 per cent can wither the infections; some will show mild symptoms and not take ill severely.

“The 20 per cent that's remaining from that are people who are likely to fall sick and five per cent of the 20 per cent are likely to be critically ill that they might require even the extent of oxygenation and ventilation,’’ he added.
Mustapha disclosed that 18 government Areas (as against the previous 21) are identified out of

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to thank God for the country’s low deathrate being recorded following the community spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha said this when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

According to him, the deathrate of the virus is additionally low thanks to the age group of most of these infected by the virus within the country, saying most victims of the disease are within the age group of 31 to 40 years.

“We should remain grateful to God why the mortality isn't very, very high – may be a thing that it should be subject of even study because we've an equivalent climatic environment with countries like South American countries like Brazil.
“Thee rate of mortality in other countries falls within the bracket of about five-point-something while ours is about two-point-four and two-point-five per cent mortality.

“The age group in Nigeria is between 31 and 40, years which may be a very, very active age.
“Those are those that within the share of about 80 per cent can wither the infections; some will show mild symptoms and not take ill severely.

“The 20 per cent that's remaining from that are people who are likely to fall sick and five per cent of the 20 per cent are likely to be critically ill that they might require even the extent of oxygenation and ventilation,’’ he added.
Mustapha disclosed that 18 government Areas (as against the previous 21) are identified out of

the 774 local governments as high burdened with 60 per cent rate of the reported 24,077 infections within the country.

“PTF has identified 18 Local Governments out of the 774 local governments that are considered to be high-burdened with this infection, they account for 60 per cent of the 24, 077 infections,’’ he added.

Mustapha was amid Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, the Coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu and therefore the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
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