No Relaxation Of COVID-19 Rules During Holidays – PTF


The PTF has dismissed the prospect of relaxing COVID-19 protocols ahead of the Christmas season. The coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said at a briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja yesterday that Nigerian authorities were currently concerned on the rising cases of infections across the world, hence the need to enforce the rules during the holiday season.

On international travels, the coordinator warned that all holiday seekers should suspend their trips and stay in the country as Nigeria would ensure that every incoming passenger would be subjected to travel rules in Nigeria.

Consequently the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has warned both incoming and outgoing travelers to suspend their travels if not necessary. He also said that apart from COVID-19, other cases like Ebola and Yellow Fever were growing in Congo DR, which is why nonessential travels should be suspended.

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