- COVID-19 infection rate is going higher by the day in Delta state
- To curb the spread, the Delta government has issued new directives to residents in the state
- A statement from the authorities in the state indicates that the new rule put in place will be enforced immediately
Delta state government on Friday, January 29 announced a fresh curfew in the state as part of measures to check the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, who announced this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, said that the curfew was from 10 p.m-4 a.m. daily and would commence with immediate effect.
Part of the statement read:
“As a result of the rising incidence of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic currently being experienced in the country, the Delta state government will commence the enforcement of the nationwide COVID-19 curfew imposed by the federal government from 10 p.m-4 a.m daily with effect from Friday, 29th January 2021.”
In a related development, the federal ministry of health has released new protocols for religious centres to adhere to.
The protocols include 12 updated guidelines for religious gatherings to follow to minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the federal government has assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country before the end of the first quarter of the year 2021.
This was disclosed by Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Dr. Muhammad who was a guest on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, January 28 stated that the government is doing its best to get enough vaccines.
Already, the government has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live TV to help drive awareness on the vaccine administration among Nigerians.
Legit.ng had earlier listed 10 important facts from health experts concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.