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Eid-el-Kabir Celebration: FG Tasks Muslims on COVID-19 Protocols

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Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration by Muslims, the Federal Government (FG) urges  Nigerians to continue observing the COVID-19 health protocols.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 52nd Joint National Briefing of the task force.

According to Mustapha, it is important to advise Nigerians on the upcoming Eid-El Kabir festival.

“This naturally comes with lots of mass gatherings but we must not forget that the guidelines are still in existence and the virus is very potent.

“We urge all state governments to ensure that guidelines are adhered to and citizens should not indulge in activities that would allow for the spread of the virus and lives are endangered,” he said.

The SGF said that the FG  was encouraged by state governments that had announced ban on Sallah festivities and hoped it would be upheld and replicated by other states.

He said that the PTF had to postpone the briefing for Monday, July 20, as  the dangers faced by the nation’s frontline workers on a daily basis was forcefully brought to public consciousness when the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is a member of the PTF, tested positive to COVID-19.

Mustapha said that the singular piece of information in the public space was sufficient proof to Nigerians that the virus was real and does not discriminate.

He said that sequel to that development, the PTF and its Secretariat immediately carried out a risk assessment and tested all members to determine their status,  out of an abundance of caution.

“Fortunately, as a precautionary measure, the PTF had earlier arranged that all journalists covering its activities should be tested by the NCDC,” he saiid.

Source: NAN

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