New Year: Buhari's Govt Makes Final Decision On Crossover Services Across Nigeria

New Year: Buhari's Govt Makes Final Decision On Crossover Services Across Nigeria

  • The federal government is not ready to take any COVID-19-related risk during the festive period and beyond
  • This is why the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians to adhere to the preventive protocols in the season
  • More specifically, the PSC on Thursday, December 23, said congregations for religious services must be half full to avoid over-crowding

Abuja - As Nigeria prepare for both Christmas and New Year celebrations, the federal government has spoken on measures to help them cope with the fourth wave of COVID-119 already in the country.

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 in a statement from its chairman, SGF Boss Mustapha, on Thursday, December 23, noted that indoor gatherings and congregations for families and religious bodies must be 50% full, Punch reports.

President Buhari
The federal government said gathering should be only 50% full (Photo: Aso Rock Villa)
Source: Facebook

Mustapha revealed in the statement that full adherence to health protocols must be observed during the period, especially in the crossover services.

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He said:

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“Indoor religious congregation should be limited to 50% capacity with full compliance to public health social measures; face masks and hand sanitisers should be used at all times regardless of vaccination status while in public spaces.
“Families are advised to limit the number of visitors to their homes and put in place precautionary safety measures. Any gathering in the excess of 50 people should be done in open spaces with physical distancing.
“Avoid non-essential interstate travel at this period as this increases the risk of spreading infection from one place to another. People who intend to travel are encouraged to take a rapid COVID-19 test to confirm their status as many infected persons are asymptomatic.
“Ensure that you have taken the full dose of COVID-19 vaccination including the booster dose to reduce your risk of severe infection and death in case of exposure to COVID-19.”

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NCDC announces 2123 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had announced 2,123 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The NCDC took its official Facebook page to announce the new development to Nigerians as the new variants of the virus continue to spread.

A breakdown of the cases below states by states as released by the NCDC.


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