COVID 19- NCDC Issues Strong Warning to Nigerians During Eid-el-Adha Celebrations
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Muslims to maintain COVID 19 protocols during their Eid el-Adha celebrations
The Director-General of the NCDC Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu revealed that proper care was required to prevent a surge in COVID cases in the country
Nigerians were also advised to suspend all none urgent domestic and international travels
As Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid al-Adha, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned Nigerians about the need to maintain COVID 19 protocols.
In a public health advisory issued on Tuesday and signed by NCDC Director-General Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Nigerians have been warned about the risk and spread of the virus.
Ihekweazui urged Nigerians to complement significant efforts that are being put in to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
The DG stated that the virus is more likely to spread when people are gathered in a crowd and he advised everyone to avoid large gatherings.
The DG said;
“Always wear a facemask that covers your nose and mouth when in public settings or with people outside your household. Maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from people outside your household and avoid direct contact with people such as hugging and handshaking.”
Meanwhile, Muslims were advised to avoid sharing prayer mats, kettles and ensure that there is adequate ventilation in any gathering venue.
Finally, the NCDC boss also stated that people should avoid all non-essential domestic and international travel.