The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has called on Nigerians to take preventive measures against the Coronavirus Disease during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations as the country recorded 481 new infections.
The NCDC made this known on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
The health agency said as Nigerians celebrate the festive period, they should remember that COVID-19 was not yet over.
It said: “Wear a face mask, wash hands frequently and avoid large gatherings.
“You might come in contact with infected people with no symptoms. Take responsibility to stay safe as we all celebrate Sallah safely.
“The virus that causes COVID-19 can live on surfaces for several hours. Take responsibility by avoiding sharing personal items such as Quran, prayer mats and ablution kettles.”
The NCDC said the 481 new cases have brought the nation’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection to 42,689.
The health agency said the country’s COVID-19 cases have continued to rise as the Federal Capital Territory confirmed 96 fresh cases to top the country’s daily infections from the virus.
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