By Haruna Gimba
The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, has put six Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to ensure a safe and healthy nationwide Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Health Reporters report that this comes amid fears of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic following the confirmation of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the country.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha listed the six states to includes Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, and Plateau, adding that it is also part of the preventive measures taken against the fast-spreading third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, warned other states to increase their level of preparedness and continue to enforce all COVID-19 protocols.
He also cautioned Nigerians to be careful as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mustapha said: “Following the confirmation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the rising number of infections and hospitalisations in the country, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) has put six states Abuja on red alert as part of the preventive measures against a third wave of the pandemic.”
It also noted that the federal government will sustain “current restrictive measures against travellers arriving from India, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa.”