The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a 9-point public health notice to the public on its website to warn the COVID-19 pandemic to spread further during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration Prevent.
In the recommendation issued on Tuesday, the health authority urged Nigerians to take personal and collective responsibility to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
The recommendation warned that despite significant efforts, transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, continues in Nigeria and around the world.
“Additionally plus the Delta variant, which is more transmissible in Nigeria than other known worrying SARS-CoV-2 variants. This requires increased compliance with public health and social measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
< p> “There s virus that causes COVID-19 is more likely to spread when people gather and don’t adhere to COVID-19. 19 Preventive Measures.
“As we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, we urge Nigerians to be aware of the high risk of spreading COVID-19 and to adhere to the following preventive measures:
“1. Limit all non-essential domestic and international travel. This is especially important for intended travelers from countries with a high number of new COVID-19 cases. If you need to travel to Nigeria, please adhere to self-isolation, testing, and other travel-related protocols.
“2. Always wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth in public facilities or with people outside your household.
“3. Maintain a minimum distance of two meters from people outside your household.
“4. Avoid direct contact with people such as hugs and handshakes. Avoid sharing items such as prayer rugs and kettles.
“5. If you need to gather, please do so outdoors; Otherwise, make sure the indoor venue has adequate space for attendees, with adequate spacing, and adequate ventilation and air circulation. This must be in line with the existing COVID-19 health regulations.
“6. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if your hands are not visibly dirty and running water is not available.
“7. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you sneeze and / or cough. Dispose of the tissue properly immediately after use and wash your hands.
“8. Avoid close contact with people who show symptoms of a respiratory disease.
“8. If you feel uncomfortable, stay home and call your state helpline for information on accessing tests. Do not mingle with others if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, or sudden loss of taste or smell.
“9. Vulnerable groups, i.e. people aged 60 and over and / or people with previous illnesses, should avoid excursions and visitors that are not absolutely necessary. If possible, a friend or family member should safely deliver groceries or any necessary supplies, ”part of the explanation read.
It also advised Nigerians to get more education from: informationhttps: //covid19.ncdc. gov .ng / media / files / AdvisoryforVulnerableGroupsV2June2020.pdf.
The recommendation noted that while the COVID-19 vaccine offers some protection against the disease, it is important for people who have been vaccinated to continue to practice these public health and social measures to protect yourself and others.
“We appeal to religious and traditional leaders in mosques, places of worship and other places where religious and social gatherings take place Ensure compliance with safe practices.