There is a long way to go before Nigerians would breathe for respite from the scar of the current pandemic of Covid-19. The Presidential Task Force Chairman expressed this in his daily briefing today saying:

“Given the increase in the number of confirmed cases in the last week, the PTF remains conscious of the fact that we are far from the end of this outbreak in Nigeria. We, therefore, must focus even more vigorously on our strategy of increasing testing, isolating confirmed cases, following up with contacts of cases and managing confirmed cases to recovery.

“The significant increase in the number of cases and distribution across states underscore the importance of remaining focused as citizens and as a nation because of the enormity of the challenges ahead.

“This is the time for all hands to be on deck so that the PTF can improve on its delivery. We must all come together because we face a common enemy and potential risk. We must flatten the curve at all cost and restore our country to full activity.”

Meanwhile the closure of airspace and airports in the country has been extended by two weeks by the federal government due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation made the announcement on Twitter on Monday April 20. He said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23, due to the extended lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.