‘We Haven’t Relaxed The Guidelines Of Mass Gatherings’’; Says NCDC Director-General


Although certain sectors and business have resumed their activities while following strict guidelines, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has urged Nigerians to still avoid mass gatherings as the pandemic is still raging on and patients increase daily.

“We are on the verge of opening our flights, airports and we have relaxed intercity travel. We know that we have family, loving people and that over the next few weeks, we will all start having this urge to go and visit our parents, our uncles, and our aunts.

“We may also restart the funeral activities that we have postponed for months, start the weddings, wine carryings, birthing, baptisms that we have postponed for months.

“Yes, it’s important to do these things and the interstate travel will allow us to do this but remember we haven’t relaxed the guidelines of mass gatherings,’ The DG said in a press briefing.

“Beyond that, Nigerians have to show their elderly citizens love and affection by not exposing them to the virus as much as they possibly could.

“For some people, the exposure is inevitable because of the nature of this virus, but we mustn’t contribute to increasing the risk.

“Looking through social media today, I saw a brilliant campaign in Edo state, titled ‘our elders our pride’.

“For this to mean something for all of us, we have to put this into action.” he continued.

We advise everyone to stay safe. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.

Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and others.

Avoid going to crowded places.

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

Above all, stay at home and stay safe.


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