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On Monday, the Federal Government said the ongoing evacuation of Nigerians from Abroad as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic would end on Saturday, August 22,2020.
The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,Boss Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja.
He stated that with the stoppage of evacuation, the nation’s airports would be given sufficient time to prepare for opening.
He however said the nation had not attained the desired level that would enable the Presidential Task Force to make conclusive statements on the rate of infection in the country.
The PTF’s National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu however explained that the August 29 date proposed for the resumption of international flights was not sacrosanct.
Aliyu also said that the low level of positive cases did not indicate that the virus had gone.