26 states struggling to meet COVID-19 test target – FG

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID - 19 on Thursday said 26 states were not meeting COVID - 19 test targets .

The Federal Government also lifted restriction on sporting activities , including football , and cleared all categories of civil servants for resumption of work .

Addressing journalists at a briefing in Abuja , the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha , said only the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos had achieved the target of testing one per cent of the population , while 26 states of the federation had yet to test up to 25 per cent .

He said apart from the FCT and Lagos State , three states that had crossed the 50 per cent testing mark were Plateau , Gombe and Rivers .

He said , “ Twenty- six others are yet to measure up to 25 per cent . This is considered a serious problem , which is further compounded by the increasing general apathy and disbelief about the risk of COVID - 19 in Nigeria . ”

He recalled that at the last briefing on Monday , he said the PTF had compiled all its observations and findings and would in due course present the 8 th Interim Report and recommendations to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ) , to enable the national response proceed into the next phase .

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