The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, has put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on purple alert.
This comes amid fears of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic following the affirmation of the Delta variant of the coronavirus within the nation.
The six states embody Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, and Plateau.
This was contained in a press release on Saturday signed by the Secretary to the Authorities of the
Federation/Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha warned different states to extend their stage of preparedness and proceed to implement all COVID-19 protocols.
He additionally cautioned Nigerians to watch out as they have a good time Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Following the affirmation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the rising variety of infections and hospitalisations within the nation, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) has put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on purple alert as a part of the preventive measures towards a 3rd wave of the pandemic.
“The states are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, and the FCT,” the assertion learn partially.
It additionally famous that the federal authorities will maintain “present restrictive measures towards travellers arriving from India, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa.”
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