Presidential Task Force on coronavirus in Nigeria has warned that the disease will not go away soon, stressing that there is no confirmed vaccine for it yet.
“We are in for the long hurl; this is not a short distance race. It is a marathon and we have to keep everything in perspective. It is not going to go away in the next one or two months. Whoever tells you that is not being realistic.
“No vaccine is in the horizon. We are talking about 18 months to two years before vaccines would be confirmed for human use as far as COVID-19 is concerned. And unless we get there, it means that we will remain in it.”
The leader of the Task Force, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha made these known today, May 17, to news men shortly after members of the Task Force visited to brief President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
He said that after briefing the President on what the easing of lockdown had achieved since May 4, Nigerians should expect new processes to be put in place from tomorrow, May 18.
“We have supplied him with all the materials that is required to look at the issues. I can assure you that the proposals we have brought today for Mr. President consideration will put us in a better frame to deal with the future.”