President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 today.
The Presidency announced this on Tuesday via its official Twitter handle.
“@MBuhari will meet with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 this afternoon,” @NGRPresident tweeted.
The meeting, which will hold at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, is expected to discuss the rise in the number of coronavirus infections in the country, which has led to the second wave of the pandemic.
The Federal Government had through the task force, on Monday, imposed new restrictions amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in various parts of the country.
Boss Mustapha, PTF chairman and Secretary to the government of the Federation, (SGF), announced that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five weeks.
The new restrictions include: closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs, event centres, as well as recreational venues in all states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.
Similarly, all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.