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COVID-19: 684 Evacuees Tested Positive

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The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 on Thursday said 684 out of the 13,844 evacuees from different countries tested positive for the virus.

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

According to him, a total of 14,906 Nigerians have been evacuated, out of which 13,844 have been tested.

The PTF chairman also urged the youth to take more responsibility to curb the spread of the virus.

“The PTF appreciates all our young people who have stepped out and are contributing to the fight against the pandemic and implore others yet to do so, to join this fight with all the necessary passion their youthful energy can bring to bear.

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“I am sure that our risk communication and community engagement strategy would gain a lot of mileage if the various youth organisations and the youth themselves heed this call.

“It might interest you to note that of the 14,906 evacuees received during this COVID-19 pandemic, close to 80 percent are youths for which we are glad that only 684 tested positive for the coronavirus out of the 13,844 so far tested.”

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