The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing today, November 23, said that such trips should be put on hold to reduce transmission risks.
He said that large social gatherings should also be avoided because there is a bigger risk of COVID-19 transmission.
“Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved.
“The transmission rate has simply become astronomical.”
According to him, new clusters of cases can also emerge in places that have so far been unaffected as people gather for festivities.
“There will always be many more festive seasons to celebrate.”
Source: Premium Times.