By Babajide Okeowo
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon sparking anxiety over the possibility of a fresh lockdown.
This was disclosed in a tweet by @NGRPresident stating; “@MBuhari will meet with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 this afternoon.”
The meeting will hold at the Aso Villa in Abuja, and it is coming at a time the country is battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic sparkling rumors that Nigeria might be heading for a fresh lockdown.
The PTF Chairman and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had on Monday, announced fresh guidelines to curb the spread of the virus for the next five weeks.
He had announced the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centres, and recreational venues.
Recall that a new strain of the COVID 19 emerged in the United Kingdom recently which led to many European countries closing their doors to travelers from the United Kingdom.
To curtail the spread, the United Kingdom announced a surprise lockdown on Saturday in London and parts of the country amid a surge in the cases of the coronavirus disease after the discovery of a new strain of the virus.
Nigerians wait with bated breath of the outcome of the meeting between President Buhari and the PTF.