Covid-19 has so far infected over 190 million people and killed more than 4 million globally. Amid increasing number of cases on daily basis signaling the emergence of the pandemic third wave, many countries have started taking preventive measures in order to curb the situation before getting out of control.
Nigeria has put six states on red alert after seeing a “worrisome” rise in infections, a government official said, urging people to curb gatherings and hold prayers outside mosques during this week’s Muslim festival of Eid al Adha. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is like most parts of the continent now facing a third wave after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant.
The head of the presidential steering committee on virus, Boss Mustapha, said Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory had been placed on red alert as part of preventive measures against the pandemic.