This was stated in Abuja yesterday during the task force briefing.
He advised Nigerians to continue to abide by the covid-19 rules and regulations to prevent the disease from being spread the second time.
That numerous progress , after considering the result of other countries , has been made in the flattening of the Covid-19 curve.
Boss mustapha said that this positive development must be handled with cautious effort and vigilance because enough persons have not been tested for Covid-19 yet.
He said that PTF is still watching closely at the developments at the airports with observations , and comments forwarded by passengers and Nigerians are being taken in.
He explained that protocols and requirements for departure, self-isolation, testing in country, and arrival, were the focus of these comments.
The PTF stated that pre-boarding validity, access to the portal, cost and other factors shall be adequately reviewed.
It was noted by Mustapha that travelers' test for Covid-19 is €250 in UK and that of some other countries is higher compare to that of UK.
That the least number of international travelers that use Nigerian airports is 1 million and that it costs eighteen million naira to procure one million Covid-19 test kits.
That the funding for Covid-19 was not budgeted this year, that Senate had promised to put it in budget next year.
Due to the number of Emigrants and immigrants through the airports daily in Nigeria, Dr. Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the task force, explained that it is needful to incorporate private laboratory services in the conduction of Covid-19 test for those travelling across the country.
That only 2,500 people are being tested daily at the airport in Nigeria currently.
That to test more travelers than the number Nigeria could afford , may result in financial burden to the government. As a result of this, Aliyu said that PTF is working to ensure adequate private laboratories across the country.
That this action would reduce the test price in Laboratories.
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