Christmas: FG advises against unnecessary travels, social activities

Christmas: FG advises against unnecessary travels, social activities

- Nigerians have been urged to shun any unnecessary travels because of the coronavirus pandemic

- According to the federal government, the novel virus is not yet over

- Going further, the government said Nigerians must be ready to make this sacrifice

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Travelling during this festive period should be limited, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has advised Nigerians.

The ministry also advised against unnecessary gatherings. This was disclosed by the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. According to him, this will help curb the possible spike in the spread of COVID-19.

He disclosed this during the Joint National Briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Christmas: FG advises against unnecessary travels, social activities
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has advised Nigerians against unnecessary travels and gatherings. Credit: @NCDCgov
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He said:

“Travel over the upcoming holiday period should be restricted and all associated social activities, curtailed.

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“ Nigerians are advised to cut off all travels, especially international travels, most especially travels to high burden countries except it is very urgent.
“This is particularly important given the threat posed by the spiraling rate of infection in countries with which Nigeria has strong political, business, social and family relations."

The minister reminded Nigerians that COVID-19 was not over yet.

Meanwhile, previously reported the NCDC said Nigeria may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general, gave the warning on Monday, November 9, at a media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The DG said in order to avoid the second wave of the virus, Nigerians must abide by the protocols and guidelines developed.

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In a related development, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Nigeria has expressed worry over the mental well-being of survivors of the virus throughout the nation.

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The chairman of the PTF who is also Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, made this known in Abuja recently during a national briefing.

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