3 local cures for COVID-19 has been cleared – PTF says


The search for a cure for the COVID-19 global Pandemic may have received a boost as the Federal government said it has found three of the locally Proposed cure worthy of further evaluation.

This was made public by the Presidential tasks Force during an ongoing daily press briefing on Wednesday.

The PTF during the briefing said three out of the numerous local COVID-19 cures claims have been deemed worthy of further evaluation and forwarded to relevant agencies for further studies.

The Federal Government has also said it would roll out the course of action for the reopening of schools in the country.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this during a briefing in Abuja.

While congratulating children in the country on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation urged stakeholders to begin to take steps that would aid the reopening of schools in the country.

He said, “I wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures for the self-reopening of schools.

“The Presidential Task Force wishes to use the occasion of this celebration to congratulate our children and assure them, their parents and all stakeholders alike that all hands are on deck to reopen schools at a safe time.

“We, therefore, use this medium to urge states, local governments, proprietors and all other stakeholders to begin to take steps that will facilitate an early and safe reopening.”

Also on students’ resumption, the Minister of state for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba debunked rumors of an announcement of a date for resumption. He added that every necessary precautions will be taken before allowing the students back to school.

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