The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has raised concerns over the mental state of survivors of the deadly Coronavirus in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the taskforce, Boss Mustapha at the joint national briefing of the taskforce in Abuja.
In his submission, he indicated that the PTF is following reports from researches around the world regarding the state of psychiatric health of survivors and has intensified plans for in-country response under the treatment and post-treatment regimes.
“The PTF is still very much concerned about the mental health of survivors of the COVID-19 virus.
The number of COVID-19 cases has been fluctuating recently and that is an indication that we are not out of the woods yet.
The cases in Lagos State where multiple infections were recorded in two schools are typical examples of the danger of reopening institutions without the required measures.
We must all rally round each other to stop this pandemic from destroying our lives and economy.”