FG Puts FCT, Six States on Red Alert over COVID-19 Third Wave

FG Puts FCT, Six States on Red Alert over COVID-19 Third Wave

The Federal Government has put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on red alert as part of the preventive measures against a third wave of COVID-19.

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC),in a statement on Saturday, said the measure was adopted following the confirmation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the rising number of infections and hospitalisation across the country.

In addition to the FCT, the six states are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano and Plateau.

The Chairman PSC, who also doubles as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, signed the statement.

While PSC felicitatated with the Muslim faithful on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the PSC, however, urged all state governments and religious leaders to be mindful of the potential for wider spread of the virus during large gatherings.

In the light of the latest development, the PSC, has recommended for safe Eid-el-Kabir celebration, preventive measures such as decentralisation of Eid Prayer to neighborhood Friday prayer mosques (outdoor); suspension of Durbar activities and observation of limitations on all indoor gatherings.

It reminded Nigerians and all residents to ensure they stay safe at all time