The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has requested northern governors and emirs to droop Durbar actions to stop the unfold of coronavirus.
The Federal Authorities’s committee made this identified in a press release by its Chairman and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Sunday, titled, ‘COVID-19 third wave: PSC places six states and FCT on purple alert, recommends preventive measures for secure eid celebration’.
Durbar is a standard occasion in Northern cities and communities with vibrant parades of the emirs and their entourage on horses.
Mustapha mentioned the advice adopted the affirmation of the Delta Variant of COVID-19 and the rising variety of infections and hospitalisation within the nation.
A part of the assertion learn, “These steps are important as we start to see worrisome early indicators of accelerating instances in Nigeria.
“The PSC shall proceed to minimise the chance of importation of variants of concern into the nation by strengthening Surveillance in any respect Factors of Entry (POE), imposing extant quarantine protocols and sustaining the present restrictive measures in opposition to vacationers arriving from India, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa.
“The PSC felicitates with the Muslim Ummah on the event of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. It nevertheless, urges all State Governments and Spiritual Leaders to be aware of the potential for wider unfold of the virus throughout massive gatherings,” he mentioned.
“The PSC subsequently recommends the next preventive measures for a secure Eid-el-Kabir celebration:
a) Decentralisation of Eid Prayer to neighbourhood Friday Prayer Mosques (out of doors);
b) Suspension of Durbar actions; and
c) Remark of limitations on all Indoor gatherings.