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COVID-19: US advises Nigerians to protect elderly, chronic disease patients

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The USA’ Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) has suggested Nigerians to concentrate to the aged and individuals battling with persistent ailments because the third wave of COVID-19 spreads.

The CDC is supporting the Nigerian authorities to ramp up engagement with non secular leaders to encourage their members to get vaccinated and proceed to apply protected measures.

The U.S. CDC-supported Messages of Hope Venture is leveraging the affect of clerics to advertise the usage of facemasks, bodily distancing, hand hygiene, isolation, cancelation of huge gatherings, and vaccine acceptance.

U.S. CDC Nigeria Nation Director, Dr. Mary Adetinuke Boyd addressed the important thing stakeholders at a workshop on COVID-19 messages and presentation of knowledge and communication supplies.

She urged non secular leaders to mobilize their counterparts and members to take measures to guard themselves, households and congregations, utilizing the scriptures to buttress really useful actions.

Boyd urged them to have fun survivors and discourage stigmatization of those that enhance or get better from coronavirus.

The official emphasised the necessity to mobilize religion group members to simply accept COVID-19 vaccines when it turns into accessible to them.

“I encourage you to guard weak members of your communities, such because the aged and people affected by persistent ailments,” Boyd added.

The Messages of Hope Venture engages Muslim and Christian non secular leaders and teams in reaching members of their communities and past.

The U.S. CDC, by way of the Catholic Caritas Basis of Nigeria (CCFN) and the Nigeria Interfaith Motion Affiliation (NIFAA), is supporting Nigeria’s engagement with clerics within the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers, Gombe and Enugu.

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