This is amid fears of a possible second wave of coronavirus pandemic in the country, 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 viral virus.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing on Monday said such trips should stop to reduce transmission risks.
He said 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,” he said. He noted that 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,” he said.