Aug 1, 2021

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COVID-19 3rd Wave: FG Puts Lagos, FCT, Five Other States on Red Alert

  • The Nigerian government has sent a warning message to the people of the country to take more prevention against the COVID-19
  • Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, said this on Saturday, July 17
  • Mustapha urged states of the federation to heighten their state of preparedness and continue to enforce all COVID-19 protocols

FCT, Abuja – 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sun reports that this follows the confirmation of the Delta Variant of COVID-19 and the rising number of infections and hospitalization in the country.

He, however, warned that all states of the federation should heighten their state of preparedness and continue to enforce all protocols put in place, given the renowned greater ease of spread of the Delta variant.

FG says worrisome early signs of increasing Delta Variant of COVID-19 found in Nigeria

The Punch also reports that Mustapha stressed that the steps are critical as the country begins to see worrisome early signs of increasing cases in Nigeria.

The PSC chairman, however, urged all state governments and religious leaders to be mindful of the potential for a wider spread of the virus during large gatherings.

He added:

“The PSC, therefore, recommends the following preventive measures for a safe Eid-el-Kabir celebration: Decentralization of Eid Prayer to neighbourhood Friday Prayer Mosques (outdoor); SuspensionofDurbaractivities; and Observation of limitations on all Indoor gatherings. Nigerians and all Residents are reminded to stay safe, always.”

Nigerian Doctor dies amid the third wave of COVID-19

It was reported that Stanley, according to a statement from the UCTH, died of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, July 14.

Before his death which took place on Wednesday, July 14, Stanley was also a senior registrar in the UCTH.