The Nigerian government has put 6 states on ‘red alert’ after an increase of Covid-19 infection, there by urging people to curb gatherings and observe Covid-19 protocols.
According to head of the presidential steering committee on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory have been placed on red alert as part of preventive measures against the pandemic.
A red alert allows authorities in the states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is like most parts of the continent now facing a Covid-19 third wave after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant. Amid this, the country is being faced with cholera outbreak in more than 13 states and infinite/total strike of doctors which began yesterday.
Nigeria, which has recorded 175,444 Covid-19 cases, 165,032 recoveries and 2,171 fatalities said it is expected to recieve about 8 million additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of August, including from a U.S government donation.