Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has told citizens of his country to be cautious while celebrating this year’s Christmas in order to avoid mass spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic which had earlier subsided in Nigeria as in other countries has resurged across the world in a second wage, spearing more than ever.

President Buhari who announced the cancellation of the usual Christmas visits made by religious and community leaders to the presidential villa due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stated through his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, that the cancellation of the event was in line with the prevailing protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He advised Nigerians to adhere to the prescribed protocol put in place to stop the spread of the virus.

He said- “The president urges all citizens to, in line with the prescribed protocol, observe social distancing, use face masks, wash hands frequently and avoid overcrowding of public spaces, markets, shopping centres, offices and places of worship,” adding that it was also important for citizens to discourage all non-essential travels during the holiday season.

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