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3rd Wave Of Coronavirus: FG Lays Six States And FCT On Vigilance

Moving along with the confirmation of the Delta variant of Coronavirus and the increasing digits of the diseases and hospitalisation in the Country, the Presidential Steering Committee on Coronavirus (P.S.C), has placed 6 states and the FCT on vigilance concerning the preventive strategies against a 3rd wave of the Coronavirus.

In accordance with the statement signed by Chief Mustapha, the Chairman of the P.S.C and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation S.G.F), on Sunday night, he mentioned the States as: Oyo, Rivers, Plateau, Kano, Kaduna and the FCT, Lagos.

The PSC, moreover, gave a warning that all the States of the Federation should increase their state of being prepared and continue to implement all rules put in place, given the spread of the Delta variant with ease.

“These procedures are crucial as we start to see some signs of rising cases in Nigeria, which calls for alot of worry.

He said; “The P.S.C shall keep on minimising the risk of importation of Variants of worry into the country by making the Surveillance strong at every Points of Entry (P.O.E), implementing extant quarantine measures and conserving the present preventive measures in respect to the travelers coming from Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and India,”

He contributed that the PSC congratulates the Muslim Ummah regarding the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, encouraging all the State Governments and religious leaders to be careful due to the possibility for an increase in the spread of the Coronavirus during massive gatherings.

Mustapha said: “The P.S.C, suggests that the
following of preventive protocols for a safe Eid-el-Kabir celebration, which involves; fragmentation of Eid prayer into neighborhood Friday Prayer in various Mosques (outdoor), deferment of the Durbar operations and observing every limitations on every indoor meetings.

Nigerians and all occupants are reminded to stay safe, always.”


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