Disturbed by the rise in cases of COVID-19 nationwide, the National Economic Council (NEC) has called for strict enforcement of extant safety measures to contain spread of the virus.
In a resolution after its virtual meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and attended by state governors and ministers yesterday in Abuja, the body noted that “the current trends are now approaching or surpassing the levels reached during the lockdown imposed at the height of the epidemic earlier in the year.”
While enlarging the membership of its Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 and mandating it to urgently come up with additional measures to deal with the spike, NEC stated: “The country is now experiencing a huge resurgence of COVID-19 patients needing intensive care and the existing health facilities are fast becoming overwhelmed.”
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Source: Guardian Newspaper