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Celebrate responsibly, NCDC warns Nigerians

By Chukwuma Muanya
21 December 2021   |   3:36 am
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched its Yuletide season campaign themed #CelebrateResponsibly as part of the #TakeResponsibility campaign, which began in February 2020.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched its Yuletide season campaign themed #CelebrateResponsibly as part of the #TakeResponsibility campaign, which began in February 2020.

It focuses specifically on measures Nigerians need to take to protect themselves and loved ones from COVID-19 during this period.

The campaign targets the entertainment industry, transport industry, religious settings, media, security personnel, young people, and the general public to promote adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures during the festive period.

Nigeria has recorded a 500 per cent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks across the country caused by the Delta and Omicron variants.

As of December 19, 2021, a total of 223,887 cases and 2,985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The country is now in a fourth COVID-19 wave.

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health, as well as NCDC and its partners, are therefore intensifying risk communication efforts to remind Nigerians of the need to take collective responsibility to reduce transmission of the virus.

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