By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has said that the fresh guidelines for the management of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be released today, Thursday.
Boss who disclosed this to journalists yesterday said the fresh recommendations have been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja.
Mustapha, who said the PTF was awaiting the president’s approval, added that after the approval, the new guidelines would be announced today
However, he gave insight into the next phase of management of the pandemic, saying it will focus on movement, labour and industries and community activities.
“As for the content of the report, it will be premature for me to talk about it because we submitted a report, we have submitted recommendations and so we have to leave for Mr. President to take a decision.
“By the time I receive his approvals, non-approvals on the recommendations we have made, we will be able to speak to the Nigerian people tomorrow (today).
“But I can give you a little bit of an insight as to where we are going. And that is informed by already three thematic areas.
“One has to do with movement, two has to do with labour and industries and three has to do with communities activities.
“These are already three thematic areas. Our recommendations would be driven by what will happen in these three basic areas going forward.
“We are conscious of our recommendations as the PTF to have a balance of lives and to see that even where we have allowed for opening, that the protocols we have put in place are properly implanted,” he said.