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Health News of Monday, 22 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Nigerians should not be afraid of COVID-19 test - PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians not to be afraid of undergoing COVID-19 test.

The PTF chairman, SGF Boss Mustapha stated this during a press briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha stated that taking the test should not lead to fear because COVID-19 is not a death sentence.

“I, therefore, urge Nigerians to make use of these facilities and get tested. Similarly, I implore us not to be afraid of undertaking the COVID-19 test.

“Testing positive for COVID-19 is not a death sentence, but failure to test, especially when symptoms are evident could result in death as it may be too late once the symptoms become full-blown.

“The loss of any Nigerian is not only painful but most avoidable provided we seek help early,” the SGF said.

In reaction to the arrest of two illegal immigrants, Mustapha said the PTF is aware of such entries into the country.

He also revealed that the arrest was as a result of the vigilance by authorities on the nation's borders.

“The PTF is also not unmindful of the possibility of imports especially through our land borders. For this reason, our men and women of the Nigerian Immigration Service remain vigilant and this has resulted in the apprehension of two foreigners who tried to enter the country illegally over the week-end. This commendable effort is appreciated,” he said.

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