Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged religious leaders to advise their congregations to wear facemasks.
Mustapha gave the advice, during Mondays’ PTF media briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
Expressing displeasure over Nigerians moving about without facemask, Boss Mustapha said that religious leaders and traditional rulers have a lot to do to curb the spread of the disease.
According to him, the best Nigerians can do is to adhere to the non-pharmaceutical interventions which include wearing face masks, observing social distancing and staying away from large crowds.
“It is sad when people gather and they do not think it is appropriate to wear masks. What we can do is to continue to appeal to our people that COVID-19 is still alive, it has not gone on any vacation.
“People are dying on a daily basis from COVID-19 and as we expect vaccines to show up on the horizon, the only vaccine we have in our hand now let us apply it,” he said.